Vacant Industrial Site Purchased for Repurposing

Syro designed and produced a Cold War fallout shelter for customers that remains intact at the site.

GIRARD, Ohio – The site of the former Syro Steel Co. complex in Girard could see new life. Public records show that 1170 State Road LLC acquired the property – 22 acres, an office building and three manufacturing buildings – from Syro Steel for $400,000 on Aug. 19.

State records show the name and address for 1170 State Road LLC is Benjamin Dickey of Lisbon. “This is going to be rebranded and put out there for lease,” says Dan Crouse, agent for Platz Realty Group.

“It’s going to take a major infusion of cash. But he’s willing to do it because it has great flex space and good manufacturing space.”

Pictured: Syro Steel built a rolling mill at 1170 N. State St. in Girard during World War II, and later a galvanizing plant and a shearing operation. The site was most recently occupied by Trinity Industries until it closed in 2018.