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Ohio Star Forges New Markets with Expansion

Ohio Star Forge opens New Markets with Expansion

By Dan O'Brien WARREN, Ohio -- Tucked away behind the dilapidated carcass of the once-sprawling Copperweld Steel Co. sits a bright, blue building that hums with activity and opportunity. The juxtaposition couldn’t be any starker. Gone are the days when this complex along Mahoning Avenue in Champion Township employed thousands....

Steel Rises with New Castle Industry

Structural steel can be seen rising where Ellwood Quality Steels is constructing a $60 million addition to its New Castle plant

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — After months of preparation, structural steel can be seen rising where Ellwood Quality Steels is constructing a $60 million addition to its New Castle plant. At the same time, a short-line railroad nearby is moving heavy materials needed to supply the region’s industrial base. In between are pockets of industrial growth around […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- After months of preparation, structural steel can be seen rising where Ellwood Quality Steels is constructing a $60 million addition to its New Castle plant. At the same time, a short-line railroad nearby is moving heavy materials needed to supply the region’s industrial base. In between are...

JSW Steel to Invest $500M in Acero Junction

MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio – JSW Steel of India announced a proposal to invest $500 million to acquire, enhance and upgrade Acero Junction Inc., an integrated steel manufacturing plant here with a potential capacity of 3 MTPA, or million tons per year, of steel. A release by JSW, the company said the proposed investment would be […]

MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio – JSW Steel of India announced a proposal to invest $500 million to acquire, enhance and upgrade Acero Junction Inc., an integrated steel manufacturing plant here with a potential capacity of 3 MTPA, or million tons per year, of steel. A release by JSW, the company said...

Robotics Rebuilds Manufacturing Landscape

Robotics Rebuilds Manufacturing Landscape

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With the press of a button, a plasma torch swings into place. With another press, a protective screen slides down to shield the shop floor at Hickey Metal Fabrication from sparks. And, with a third touch, the torch trims the ends off 20 eye pins. At the end of the couple of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With the press of a button, a plasma torch swings into place. With another press, a protective screen slides down to shield the shop floor at Hickey Metal Fabrication from sparks. And, with a third touch, the torch trims the ends off 20 eye pins. At the...

Ohio University Innovation Center Enhances 3D Printing Lab

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University Innovation Center and the Lights Regional Innovation Network announced it has secured new design and product development equipment for its additive manufacturing lab. The new equipment includes 3D printers, a mill and vacuum former. The acquisition was made possible in part through an Ohio Development Services Agency Community Development […]

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University Innovation Center and the Lights Regional Innovation Network announced it has secured new design and product development equipment for its additive manufacturing lab. The new equipment includes 3D printers, a mill and vacuum former. The acquisition was made possible in part through an Ohio...

New Investors Invigorate Vector Chemicals

New Investors Invigorate Vector Chemicals

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –Thirty-five years ago, Ed Geddes seized on a revolutionary idea while employed at a pressure-washing company in Arkansas. Instead of manufacturing and mixing large drums of cleaning solutions and shipping them to customers across the country, why not just ship the ingredients in a kit and allow the end-user to blend them by […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio --Thirty-five years ago, Ed Geddes seized on a revolutionary idea while employed at a pressure-washing company in Arkansas. Instead of manufacturing and mixing large drums of cleaning solutions and shipping them to customers across the country, why not just ship the ingredients in a kit and allow the...

Project at YSU Among Those Funded by America Makes

Project at YSU Among Those Funded by America Makes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University is among the recipients of funding through the third phase of America Makes’ Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low-Cost Sustainment program. The total funding for the seven projects is $9.8 million, including $6.5 million from the Air Force Research Laboratory, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining and America […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University is among the recipients of funding through the third phase of America Makes’ Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low-Cost Sustainment program. The total funding for the seven projects is $9.8 million, including $6.5 million from the Air Force Research Laboratory, National Center for Defense...

UAW Local 1112 Votes Green as New President

UAW Local 1112 Votes Green as New President

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – UAW Local 1112 will have a change in leadership as members voted David Green as the new local president. Green replaces Glenn Johnson, who served two terms. Green is the former president of UAW Local 1714, which earlier this year was merged with Local 1112. Calls to Green were not immediately answered. […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – UAW Local 1112 will have a change in leadership as members voted David Green as the new local president. Green replaces Glenn Johnson, who served two terms. Green is the former president of UAW Local 1714, which earlier this year was merged with Local 1112. Calls to...

YSU-Led Advanced Manufacturing Initiative Aids Air Force

YSU, additive manufacturing to replace parts on aging Air Force aircraft

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A consortium made up of Youngstown State University, research and academic institutions, manufacturers, and major players in the defense industry has completed the first phase of a project that uses additive manufacturing to replace parts on aging Air Force aircraft, officials announced Wednesday. Representatives of aerospace contractors such as Boeing, Raytheon and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A consortium made up of Youngstown State University, research and academic institutions, manufacturers, and major players in the defense industry has completed the first phase of a project that uses additive manufacturing to replace parts on aging Air Force aircraft, officials announced Wednesday. Representatives of aerospace contractors...

3-D Printing Apprenticeship Outlined at America Makes Forum

3-D Printing Apprenticeship Outlined at America Makes Forum

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new 3-D printing apprenticeship program framework developed with the assistance of America Makes sets the stage for manufacturers to develop workers’ additive manufacturing abilities. The framework, developed by the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University in conjunction with its partners, lays out a three-year course covering training from basic industrial […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new 3-D printing apprenticeship program framework developed with the assistance of America Makes sets the stage for manufacturers to develop workers’ additive manufacturing abilities. The framework, developed by the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University in conjunction with its partners, lays out a three-year course...