Champion Plant Expands

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Ohio Star Forge executives held a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday at the Champion plant that is undergoing a $20 million expansion.

Executives said the expansion includes a new press that makes parts for the automotive industry. The expansion will create 30 jobs. Executives said they’ve already started the hiring process to fill those positions.

The 33,000-square foot expanded part of the plant on Mahoning Avenue N.W., formerly the Cooperweld facility, is expected to begin operating in November.

“Today is the culmination of a large number of events that lead to this opportunity for Ohio Star Forge,” the company’s president and chief executive officer, Billy Orbach, said.

The company already makes parts for the automotive, oil and gas and other industrial industries.

Orbach said in April that the market, location and timing were right for the company’s expansion. The company bought five extra acres off Warren Steel Holdings to make room for the project.

“This is a gigantic investment, $20 million,” said Trumbull County Commissioner Paul Heltzel. “You just don’t see investments like that and it’s going to help them double their capacity.”

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