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Ohio Star Forge groundbreaking starts business expansion in Trumbull County

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TRUMBULL COUNTY - A groundbreaking marks the start of a major business expansion in Trumbull County.

The project is bringing new life and new jobs at the former Copperweld Steel complex.

A multi-million dollar expansion by Ohio Star Forge is deserving of applause. Company leaders joined local officials for the official start-up of a $20 million project.

"This is gigantic capital investment, $20 million, you just don't see investments like that and it's going to help them probably double their capacity," says Trumbull County Commissioner Paul Heltzel.

That investment includes around $14 million in new state of the art equipment and machinery.

Ohio Star Forge supplies forging products to industrial and commercial customers, and it's largest orders supply the auto industry.

When completed, the new 33,000 square foot expansion will also need new workers to fill good paying jobs.

"It's going to add about 30 jobs between 30 and 40 jobs. They're already starting to hire some of those employees," says Heltzel.

The company also is receiving a $30,000 grant to be used for job training of current and new workers.

"This is great. You're talking about jobs paying decent wages with good benefits," says Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda.

A project of this size will also mean more work for area building trades, which according to Fuda are actually having a hard time keeping up with new construction.

"They actually had to go outside the area to get workers to fill the jobs that they needed here. This is all great for our trades," says Fuda.

 

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