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.

Download our resource guide and learn more about the metal production & fabrication industry within the Northeast Ohio Region.

Our primary & fabricated metals success is anything but fabricated.

A strong workforce + strong GDP + projected growth = a strong metals industry in Northeast Ohio.

Metal Production & Fabrication Ecosystem in Northeast Ohio


106,000 trained metal production and fabrication workers

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2,300 metal production & fabrication establishments

54% growth

54% growth expected for Northeast Ohio’s primary metals sector from 2018 – 2025

$11.5 billion

$11.5 billion GDP input for primary metals and fabricated metals combined


top 3

Top 3 state for primary metal and fabricated metal product manufacturing employment

Available Sites

Team NEO RightSites North Jackson - McCluggag

North Jackson – McCluggage

A rectangle-shaped 92-acre site on three parcels for sale by a private owner, this property is half wooded and half farm land. Currently zoned as agricultural, the site sits along a divided access road between two industrial areas.

Team NEO RightSites Nelson Sand & Gravel

Nelson Sand & Gravel

The Nelson Sand & Gravel site, located halfway between Cleveland, OH and Erie, PA, is approximately 94 acres that can be subdivided as needed and is owned by a single owner.

Team NEO RightSites Louisville Ind Park

Louisville Industrial Park

This site was home to the former Chesapeake/Encino Energy Corp office. It has over 170 contiguous, developable acres expandable up to 261 acres.

Team NEO RightSites JAB

JAB Property, Ashtabula

The JAB property, located on just over 80 acres of publicly owned land in Ashtabula, is a prime site for industrial development.

Canton GO

Canton Ohio GO Site

172.4 Remaining Developable Acres.

Philipp Parkway Industrial Site

Philipp Parkway Industrial Site

100 Remaining Developable Acres.

CASTLO Industrial Park

CASTLO Industrial Park

47.5 Remaining Developable Acres.

Aero Site

Aero Site

410 Remaining Developable Acres.

massillon energy technology park

Massillon Energy & Technology Park

200 Remaining Developable Acres.

Wooster Innovation Park - West

Wooster Innovation Park – West

49.5 Remaining Developable Acres.

Beacon Business Park

Beacon Business Park

600 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region

401 Newell Street

36 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region

Riverside Rail Park

21 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region

Canton Industrial Land II

22 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region

Canton Industrial Land I

98 Remaining Developable Acres.

Warren BDM Brownfield

Warren BDM Brownfield

236 Remaining Developable Acres.

Trade Park

Trade Park

32 Remaining Developable Acres.

Rittman Industrial Park

Rittman Industrial Park

60 Remaining Developable Acres.

Ontario Commerce Park

Ontario Commerce Park

175 Remaining Developable Acres.

Ohio Wooster Innovation Park: Wooster 140

Ohio Wooster Innovation Park

40 Remaining Developable Acres.

Mercantile Drive

Mercantile Drive

32 Remaining Developable Acres.

Cuyahoga Valley Industrial

Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center

The Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center is adjacent to I-77.

bonner industrial park

Bonner Industrial Park

84 Remaining Developable Acres.

Bluestone business park

Bluestone Business Park

29 Remaining Developable Acres.

Alliance Commerce Park

Alliance Commerce Park

106 Remaining Developable Acres.

north central ohio industrial park

North Central Ohio Industrial Park

102 Remaining Developable Acres.

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Newcomerstown Ohio Industrial Park

97 remaining developable acres.

Airport West

Airport West Industrial Park

70 Remaining Developable Acres.

Colleges, universities, and education providers offering metal production & fabrication related areas of study.

Cuyahoga Community College

Metal Production & Fabrication Workforce Data

Top 10 Metal Production & Fabrication Employers in Northeast Ohio

Cleveland-Cliffs Steel Corporation4,227
TimkenSteel Corporation1,878
Real Alloy Specialty Products, LLC1,841
Shiloh Industries, Inc.799
Vallourec Star, LP570
Park-Ohio Industries, Inc.493
Rmi Titanium Company, LLC470
General Aluminum Mfg. Company450
PCC Airfoils LLC400
Aleris Rolled Products, LLC375
Source: D&B Hoovers

Top 10 Metal Production & Fabrication Occupations in Northeast Ohio

OccupationEmployed in Industry
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators3,840
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic3,314
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers2,692
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers2,442
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators2,419
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers2,194
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic2,101
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic1,859
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic1,838
Source: D&B Hoovers 
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Associate’s Degrees

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Bachelor’s Degrees

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Graduate Degrees

Case Study

Superior Roll Forming

Superior Roll Forming, a Welser Profile company, is currently expanding in Valley City, Ohio.

Northeast Ohio Regional Events

Mindy McLaughlin

Mindy McLaughlin

Managing Director, Global Business Development, Team NEO 

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