Steel Rising At EQS Expansion Site

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Contractors were busy Wednesday erecting the first steel beams of a $60 million expansion at Ellwood Quality Steels, which broke ground for the project in April.

Ellwood Quality Steels is building an 110,000-square-foot addition to its New Castle plant in order to house new arc remelting and electroslag remelting processes. The expansion would add another 25 hourly workers and 10 upper-level positions such as managers and quality-control engineers.

Contractors expect the expansion to be completed by the end of this year, and about 100 construction tradesmen would be needed to build the addition.

EQS manufactures carbon and low alloy steel ingots and is a subsidiary of Ellwood Group Inc. The company was formed in 1910 and produces steel used in the oil and gas, railroad, automotive, power generation, mining and aerospace industries.

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