Taylor Coil Receives $56K for Rail Spur Upgrades

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A $56,125 grant from the Ohio Rail Development Commission will support rail spur upgrades at Taylor Coil Processing in Lordstown.

Established in 1995, Taylor Coil – a division of Taylor Steel Inc. in Ontario, Canada – is a steel-slitting operation with 67 full-time employees. Last year, the plant at 2260 Industrial Trace processed more than 350 million pounds of steel, up to 15% of which is transported by rail.

“This project allows us to continue to transport our product in and out of the facility by rail, which is a service many of our customers require,” said James Green, quality systems manager at Taylor, in a release. “All major U.S. mills use rail as a vital part of their transportation needs. It’s a critical aspect of maintaining our operations here.”

The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber assisted with the grant application process and attended the approval with company representatives in Columbus.

“We’re always pleased to be able to help our local companies access state or local resources, such as the grants from the Ohio Rail Development Commission,” said Lauren Johnson, manager of Business Development at the Chamber. “We want our companies to continue to be as competitive as possible in today’s market. The Taylor project is a great example of a company doing just that.”

“Helping companies like Taylor Coil Processing ensure that their rail transportation options are safe, efficient and effective is at the core of ORDC’s mission, and we are very excited to support the project,” added the Ohio Rail’s project development manager, Tom Burns.

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