RG Steel to be auctioned this week - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Updated

RG Steel to be auctioned this week

Posted: Updated:

WARREN, Ohio - Equipment from Warren's now closed RG Steel plant goes on the auction block this week.

Buyers, managers, and company owners from the west coast, Pittsburgh and Youngstown walk through the vast buildings on Pine Street in Warren where Tuesday morning Myron Bowling Auctioneers will begin selling off 1,467 items.

Hank Marsilio, owner of Eagle Mechanical in Youngstown, was also there. "We're a mechanical contractor in Youngstown and we specialize in boiler repair and piping work. There's some equipment here that would benefit us in the pipe shop. If the price is right, we'll make it work," Marsilio said.

Although companies from across the country and the region are hoping to benefit from some of the items up for auction, there are some concerns about some of the items being sold from this plant that has been here in Warren for 101 years.

Darryl Parker, president of steelworkers local 1375, says although the company that bought the former RG Steel out of bankruptcy says it is not selling items that will be used to produce steel, the union believes many of the items on the auction block are necessary for producing steel.

"If a potential operator is found within the next couple months what it will do in turn is put that potential operator, and I emphasize potential, at a disadvantage," Parker said.

As the auction winds down on Friday, 7,055 items will be put up for bid. Although about one third of the steelworkers who worked at R&G Steel have found jobs, there are hopes a buyer will see an opportunity and begin operations again.

 

 


 

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • Trump tells grads 'you don't give up, you don't give in'

    Trump tells grads 'you don't give up, you don't give in'

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-05-26 13:36:11 GMT
    President Donald Trump is set to address the 2018 graduates of the United States Naval Academy Friday.More >>
    President Donald Trump is set to address the 2018 graduates of the United States Naval Academy Friday.More >>
  • Authorities: Suspected restaurant gunman had gun license

    Authorities: Suspected restaurant gunman had gun license

    Saturday, May 26 2018 3:56 AM EDT2018-05-26 07:56:45 GMT
    (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP). Jennifer Stong hugs Tasha Hunt outside the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Stong was inside the restaurant when the shooting occurred.(Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP). Jennifer Stong hugs Tasha Hunt outside the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Stong was inside the restaurant when the shooting occurred.
    Police: Man armed with pistol shot and wounded two customers at Oklahoma City restaurant before being shot dead by handgun-carrying civilian in parking lot.More >>
    Police: Man armed with pistol shot and wounded two customers at Oklahoma City restaurant before being shot dead by handgun-carrying civilian in parking lot.More >>
  • Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban

    Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:23 AM EDT2018-05-26 06:23:41 GMT
    (Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA via AP). Presiding officer Carmel McBride looks on as a woman casts her vote in the referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, on Thursday May 24, 2018, a day early for the people that live off the coast of Donegal ...(Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA via AP). Presiding officer Carmel McBride looks on as a woman casts her vote in the referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, on Thursday May 24, 2018, a day early for the people that live off the coast of Donegal ...
    Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country's strict ban on most abortions.More >>
    Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country's strict ban on most abortions.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms