INDUSTRIES

EMPLOYMENT BASE

Manufacturing is one of the largest employment sectors in Washington County with 4,288 employees with 800,000+ employees statewide. Over $1.8 billion dollars in commodities are being produced by 110 Washington County manufacturers. The total payroll for these firms exceeds $215 million.

Education, health care and social assistance ranked highest in the county employing 6,200. State numbers show total employment of 1,271,170. Other top sectors include: Retail 3,034, Government 3,927 and Construction 1,780.

In the manufacturing arena, Washington County has a diverse array of technologically advanced companies including: those who produce polymers for consumer products and medical equipment; manufacture advanced temperature control cabinets for laboratory, industrial, and medical use; make environmental drilling equipment; create industrial and commercial floor and wall coverings and develop critical alloys for steel and aluminum. Today's manufacturing is a central pillar of the US economy.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finders

MANUFACTURING AS PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL EMPLOYMENT

U.S.

12%

Ohio

15%

Washington County

16%

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES/HEALTH CARE/SOCIAL ASSISTANCE PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL EMPLOYMENT

U.S.

21%

Ohio

24%

Washington County

23%

INDUSTRY CLUSTERS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY:

  • Chemical

  • Resins & Synthetic Rubber

  • Primary Metal

  • Fabricated Metal

  • Machinery

Source: 2011 County Business Patterns

As a complement to the manufacturing industry and as a source of diversity in the Parkersburg-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) there are a significant number of white-collar careers available. The area is home to two hospitals, four colleges, the U.S. Department of the Treasury regional office, multiple insurance, finance, and real estate enterprises, a vigorous construction industry and a strong visitor/convention bureau base which promotes tourism and recreation.

Occupation Type

Number Employed

Management, business, science & art

7,542

Service

4,969

Sales & office

7,014

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

2,709

Production, transportation, and material moving

4,729

TOTAL

26,963

State and County's Employment Numbers

State Economic Overview

MAJOR WASHINGTON COUNTY EMPLOYERS

Washington County is home to a diverse group of employers, many homegrown entrepreneurial success stories and others whose parent companies are large international corporations. Among the largest are the following:

Employer

Product/Service

Employees

Marietta Memorial Health System

Health Care

2,700

Pioneer Group (OH, WV, & PA)

Construction, industrial maintenance

700

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Environmentally controlled cabinets

500+

Kraton Polymers

Styrenic block copolymers

449

Eramet – Marietta

Ferro manganese

204

Peoples Bancorp Inc.

Bank headquarters

350

Solvay Advanced Polymers

Sulfone polymers

309

Broughton Foods

Milk & cultured dairy products

205

Dimex LLC

Plastic Products Manufacturer

120

Globe Metallurgical

Silicon metals and specialty alloys

150

Magnum Magnetics

Flexible Magnets

150

Flexmag Industries

Flexible Magnets

100

Alliance Industries

Industrial

115

R&J Trucking Inc. (OH)

Truck Hauling

800


Washington County represents international businesses from France, 
India, Belgium, Germany, Canada, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Australia.

Other Significant Mid-Ohio Valley Employers

  • Air Heater Seal Company

  • Caron Products & Services

  • DTE Energy Co-Gen

  • U.S. Department of Treasury-Bureau of Public Debt

  • E.I. DuPont de Nemours

  • EL-Pro/Marietta Sensors

  • Energizer Battery

  • Farrar Scientific

  • Ghostblind Industries

  • Grimm Scientific

  • Highmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield

  • Marietta College

  • Marietta Industrial Enterprises

  • Ohio University

  • Orion Engineered Products

  • Pfizer Pharmaceutical

  • Price Inland Terminal

  • ProFusion Industries

  • Rossi Pasta

  • Simonton Windows

  • Washington State Community College

  • Waterford Tank & Fabrication

  • WV Hospital System