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Gallia County Leading Employers

 Many companies of varied industries have chosen to call Gallia County, OH home.


Lightstone Generation - Gavin Power Plant

General James M. Gavin Power Plant is a 2.6 Gigawatt Coal-fired power station operated by Lightstone Generation. It is the largest coal fired power facility in Ohio, and one of the largest in the nation.


ElectroCraft, Inc. specializes in dependable, application-engineered specialty fractional-horsepower motor and motion products. The ElectroCraft Powering Innovation custom manufacturing services cover the following products:  AC motors, DC motors, brushless motors, machine transaxle drives, gearboxes, servo motors, AC gear motors, DC gear motors, brushless gear motors, stepping motors, linear actuators, integrated motor drives, motor generators, motor speed controls, servo drives, stepping drives, electric circuits for the control and regulation of electric motors, electric controls for electric motors, amplifiers for electric motors, position controls for electric motors, stepping controls for electric motors and electric motor speed sensors.

GKN Sinter Metals

GKN Sinter Metals produces gears, clutch pressure plates and torque-converter components for a variety of customers, including Chrysler, General Motors, EXEDY, LuK USA and Allison Transmission.  The company just completed a $10 Million expansion in 2013 and plan to hire 50 new employees.

Holzer Health System

Holzer Health System to a multi-discipline healthcare system, providing services in over 30 areas of expertise, with over 150 Board Certified physicians providing care in 12 locations throughout southeastern Ohio and western West Virginia.

 The Ohio Valley Bank

Ohio Valley Bank, established in 1872, currently operates 15 offices throughout Ohio and West Virginia. The Bank's headquarters are located at 420 Third Avenue in Gallipolis, Ohio. During its 141 years in business, it has never changed names, making it one of the oldest bank's in the state. In the 90's, Ohio Valley Bank management established Ohio Valley Banc Corp. The Banc Corp. is a one-bank holding company (Ohio Valley Bank being that "one-bank") which has expanded to own another subsidiary in 1996 called Loan Central, a finance company with seven offices in southern Ohio. Ohio Valley Banc Corp. common stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol of OVBC. The mission of Ohio Valley Bank is clear. Community First!

Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC)

 Kyger Creek Power Plant is a 1-Gigawatt coal-fired power station operated by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation.


Company Testimonials

"GKN continues to invest in our Gallipolis facility, as the community has supported us in creating this high performance business. Engaged employees, reliable utilities, and a location central to our industry - are the key elements to our success."
Matt Daniels
RPPC Director, Forging OWC and Differentials
GKN Sinter Metals - Gallipolis

"Accessible technology infrastructure, close proximity to the nation's major shipping routes, progressive financial resources, and a business-friendly leadership make Gallia County the place to be to run a successful business in today's world."
Tom Wiseman
President & CEO
Ohio Valley Bank

"We're pleased to be part of the Gallia County community and strongly support the effortts of the County's economic development organization. Our employees here at the Gavin Power Plant, have strong roots in the area and are proud to give freely of their time and talents to support Gallia County's continued growth and prosperity."
Dave Hoffman
Plant Manager
AEP- Gavin Plant