Second in a two-part series. You can read part one HERE
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – One by one, the plants shut down in quick succession. Companies that relocated to the Mahoning Valley to support shale exploration – an industry many projected would be the next economic boom for the region – closed their doors as the promise of big oil and gas returns faded.
Texas-based Exterran Energy Solutions, a fabricator of high-end oil and gas components, opened a new plant to great fanfare in 201