About Buckeye Power Economic Development Services

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Buckeye Power Economic Development Services

The Economic Development team at Buckeye Power provides site selection and business expansion support throughout its Ohio region and serves as the economic development resource for the 25 local cooperatives within Buckeye Power.

By combining our resources, Buckeye Power provides you with a single point of contact representing the entire service territory. This highly experienced, responsive and well-connected economic development team led by Dennis Mingyar delivers the information and contacts you need to make timely and well-informed investment decisions. We welcome the opportunity to help you learn about the Ohio region and find a location that meets your business’s specific needs.

Buckeye Power’s Customers

Buckeye Power serves more than 400,000 customers in ExUrban Ohio, covering nearly 40 percent of the land area in Ohio and most of the rural areas in portions of 77 of Ohio’s 88 counties.

Buckeye Power’s customers range in size and complexity from local family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 industrial manufacturing plants with peak power loads of 40 megawatts.

Through its member cooperatives, Buckeye Power proudly serves the following businesses and organizations:

  • Three Honda of America manufacturing plants including the Marysville Auto Plant, Anna Engine Plant, and Honda Transmission; the Marysville Auto Plant employs more than 5,000 associates and can produce 440,000 Acura and Accord models annually. The Honda Transmission facility can produce 800,000 transmissions, 150,000 four-wheel-drive systems and 328,000 gear sets each year. The Anna Honda Engine plant produces 1.1 million automotive engines annually.
  • The Halliburton facility was constructed on a 178-acre JobsReadySite in Muskingum County and supports eight Halliburton business lines used in the development of the Utica Shale.
  • TS Trim Industries, Inc. in Canal Winchester manufactures door panels, roof trim, headliners, and other interior auto parts and is a major Honda supplier.
  • KTH Parts Industries in Urbana designs, develops and tests prototypes, creates the tooling, and then manufactures stamped and welded components for major auto manufacturers
  • The New Bakery of Ohio, Inc. that bakes 3,500 sandwich buns per minute
  • Salt Fork State Park, Ohio’s largest state park
  • The Avon Products, Inc. distribution center handles more than 50% of Avon’s US distribution
  • Equity Meats, a supplier of frozen all-beef patties to more than 24,500 restaurants globally
  • Iams Pet Food’s Leipsic manufacturing plant for dry pet food, one of only four US plants
  • Buckeye Industrial Mining Company, the ninth largest producer of coal in Ohio
  • Martin Marietta Aggregates‘ Ohio facilities that produce stone and sand
  • DeNoon Lumber Company, a sawmill, lumber drying and wood products supplier
  • Upper Valley Medical Center, a not-for-profit provider of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient health care services
  • Two major intermodal facilities, the Wood County CSX Gateway Intermodal and Rickenbacker Intermodal
  • Baughman Tile, that has manufactured plastic drain tile for more than 125 years
  • Bridgewater Dairy, a 3,800-cow operation that is the first dairy in the state to produce electricity using an anerobic methane digester
  • Associated Hygienic Products (AHP), the fourth largest US manufacturer of private label disposable baby diapers and training pants
  • Kroger Great Lakes Distribution Center which encompasses 860,000-square-feet, employs 800 associates, serves 260 Kroger stores, and annually distributes 1.3 million tons of product
  • American Showa, a manufacturer of suspension and steering components for Harley Davidson, Honda, Suzuki, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Yamaha and Kawasaki
  • Cooper Farms, a leading wholesale supplier of turkey products to customers throughout the US and Mexico, including Krogers and Bob Evans
  • Cooper Farms Hatchery that hatches over 15 million poults each year
  • Cooper Farms Feed Mill which produces more than 400,000 tons of feed annually
  • Ohio Fresh Eggs, which houses 2.2 million laying hens and helps Ohio rank 2nd nationally in egg production
  • Wurm’s Woodworking, a precision fabricator of cut-to-size component products from engineered, composite and plywood panels as well as high pressure laminates and polymer sheet materials

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The Cooperative Difference

Buckeye Power is a power generating and transmission cooperative jointly owned by 24 local distribution cooperatives.

Buckeye Power is unique in that it controls the three main components of the electric utility industry – generation, transmission and distribution.

Electric cooperatives enjoy several important competitive advantages compared to investor-owned utilities, including:

      1. Cost – As a not-for-profit entity, electric rates are more competitive. Because the members own the cooperative, the goal is to cover its costs, not maximize profitability.
      2. Reliability – Service reliability is of utmost importance as we’re serving our families and neighbors.
      3. Capacity – Buckeye Power owns and controls the generating capacity to serve our commercial, industrial and residential members and the future customers of our region.
      4. Locally-owned – Each cooperative is locally owned and managed. The decision-makers will be there at the table with you to provide support and service for your new location or expansion investment.
      5. Service - Based on the model of local people who are committed to serving the electricity needs of their neighbors, themselves and their community, the co-op service delivery is second to none.

Click here to learn more about Buckeye Power’s member cooperatives.

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