Metal Production & Fabrication
An invigorated metal production & fabrication industry is boosted by an unmatched energy supply.
Cleveland & Northeast Ohio rock more than one type of heavy metal.
Ohio is a leading state for metal production and fabrication. Its manufacturing efficiency is boosted by the large shale and natural gas energy supply located in the northeastern part of the state.
Additionally, the Northeast Ohio Region offers an exceptional distribution infrastructure, a relatively low cost of doing business and a talented workforce of more than 106,000 individuals trained in metal production and fabrication. With more than 2,300 establishments – including AK Steel, Diebold, Parker Hannifin, Swagelok, and Timken – representing every link in the supply chain, Northeast Ohio offers limitless opportunities to create partnerships to help your business thrive.
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Our primary & fabricated metals success is anything but fabricated.
A strong workforce + strong GDP + projected growth = a strong metals industry in Northeast Ohio.
106,000 trained metal production and fabrication workers
2,300 metal production & fabrication establishments
54% growth expected for Northeast Ohio’s primary metals sector from 2018 – 2025
$11.5 billion GDP input for primary metals and fabricated metals combined
Top 3 state for primary metal and fabricated metal product manufacturing employment
Success Story: Superior Roll Forming
Superior Roll Forming, a Welser Profile company, is currently expanding in Valley City, Ohio. A leading supplier for the automotive, aerospace, construction, and solar industries, Superior is adding 150 new jobs, while retaining more than 220 current positions. The company is renovating a building to house its new workforce near its current facility.
Logistics and the availability of talent are among the reasons decision-makers say they chose Valley City for further expansion.
Superior Roll Forming builds components for customers including Honda, Volkswagen, Ford, and Nissan.
Top 10 Metal Production & Fabrication Employers in Northeast Ohio
|Cleveland-Cliffs Steel Corporation||4,227|
|Real Alloy Specialty Products, LLC||1,841|
|Shiloh Industries, Inc.||799|
|Vallourec Star, LP||570|
|Park-Ohio Industries, Inc.||493|
|Rmi Titanium Company, LLC||470|
|General Aluminum Mfg. Company||450|
|PCC Airfoils LLC||400|
|Aleris Rolled Products, LLC||375|
Top 10 Metal Production & Fabrication Occupations in Northeast Ohio
|Occupation||Employed in Industry|
|Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators||3,840|
|Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||3,314|
|First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers||2,692|
|Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers||2,442|
|Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators||2,419|
|Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers||2,194|
|Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||2,101|
|Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||1,859|
|Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||1,838|
Managing Director, Global Business Development, Team NEO