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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center
The Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center is adjacent to I-77.
Colleges, universities, and education providers offering metal production & fabrication related areas of study.
Metal Production & Fabrication Workforce Data
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|
Superior Roll Forming
Superior Roll Forming, a Welser Profile company, is currently expanding in Valley City, Ohio.