AES Expands in Morgan County

Atlantic Emergency Solutions in McConnelsville

Emergency solutions provider invests $4.7 million

Atlantic Emergency Solutions,, a provider of fire and emergency solutions, is investing more than $4.7 million in Morgan County, expanding its facility and nearly doubling its modest workforce there. The announcement was made in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development and Morgan County Development.

Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, Atlantic Emergency Solutions is one of the country’s largest providers of emergency apparatus, equipment, and service. Atlantic represents over 300 leading manufacturers, including Pierce Manufacturing, PL Custom Ambulances, Custom Truck & Body Works, Vengeant Apparatus, 3M Scott Fire & Safety, Hurst Jaws of Life, Globe, and more. Additionally, Atlantic’s service support network helps ensure emergency vehicles perform their best for departments and the communities they serve. Of their 20 locations, six are located in Ohio, with McConnelsville the largest in the state and soon to be even bigger.

“We’re excited to build upon our foundation and expand our support of departments across the region,” said Joe Pack, President and CEO of Atlantic Emergency Solutions. “Our new Paint & Collision Center in McConnelsville will feature a state-of-the-art paint booth, mixing booth, and modern shop equipment, and most importantly, staffed with talented professionals from across Morgan County.”

Creating 17 new, high-wage jobs, this expansion includes purchasing the property that the company had been leasing north of McConnelsville, a 10,000 square-feet building expansion, and installing a powder coating and painting line at their Morgan County location.

“JobsOhio and OhioSE are pleased to be able to aid Atlantic Emergency Solutions in expanding their footprint in Morgan County,” said Mike Jacoby, president of Ohio SE. “We appreciate Atlantic’s confidence in Southeast Ohio and our talented workforce.”

Mike Jacoby

JobsOhio supported the project with a $125,000 JobsOhio Grant toward property acquisition and construction, and Ohio Southeast Economic Development assisted with the grant process.

“The Morgan County Commissioners and I are thrilled that Atlantic Emergency Services has decided to call Morgan County ‘home,’” said Shannon Wells, Director of Morgan County Development. “We are thankful for the investment they are making in our community and for the employment opportunities they are providing.”

Atlantic Emergency Solutions is a premier provider of fire and emergency solutions that help first responders save lives and protect property. The company is comprised of more than 350 professionals who offer knowledgeable sales support, comprehensive parts and service capabilities, around-the-clock roadside assistance, master trained technicians, and valuable customer training.

The Morgan County Economic Development office works to sustain and grow the local economy and improve the quality of life for its residents. The office provides leadership and resources for new business, business expansions and community development. Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) is the JobsOhio Network Partner for southern, eastern, and southeastern Ohio, providing economic development work and resources in 25 rural counties; they are the newest and geographically the largest of the six regions across the state.