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At Haltec Corp., Inflation is a Good Thing

By Dan O'Brien SALEM, Ohio – For every football tossed, kicked or fumbled on game day in the National Football League, sports fans across the country can give a loud cheer to a Salem-based company that has expanded to global proportions. Several years ago, Haltec Corp. signed an agreement with...

With Strong 2018 in the Books, MVMC Looks Ahead

CANFIELD, Ohio – For the apprenticeship program piloted by the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition, the third year was the charm as members brought on nearly 100 apprentices in 2018. “The headliner is that we exceeded our apprenticeship goal, particularly with the three-county area being able to stand up five classes of apprenticeships,” said Jessica Borza, […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – For the apprenticeship program piloted by the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition, the third year was the charm as members brought on nearly 100 apprentices in 2018. “The headliner is that we exceeded our apprenticeship goal, particularly with the three-county area being able to stand up five classes...

Conference Boasts ‘Who’s Who’ of Additive Manufacturing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A research specialist at Ford Motor Co. says additive manufacturing is likely to have the same impact on how vehicles are produced in the future as the company’s namesake did more than a century ago. “Additive manufacturing is going to change automotive manufacturing in America as significantly as the assembly line did,” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A research specialist at Ford Motor Co. says additive manufacturing is likely to have the same impact on how vehicles are produced in the future as the company’s namesake did more than a century ago. “Additive manufacturing is going to change automotive manufacturing in America as significantly...

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....

Looking Back at 90 Years in Business

By Dan O'Brien NORTH LIMA, Ohio -- The job might have consisted of placing an HVAC unit atop a building. Or, the task could have called for the relocation and installation of a piece of heavy machinery for a large industrial customer, or even the construction of a steel frame...

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

It's Not Monotonous for Robots

By Josh Medore 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...

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...