Steel Mill Expands

The Ohio Department of Development awarded a Contingency Grant to Latrobe Specialty Steel Company recognizing the Wauseon, Ohio, plant’s creation of 31 new full-time jobs and the retention of existing jobs.

The Ohio Department of Development awarded a Contingency Grant to Latrobe Specialty Steel Company recognizing the Wauseon, Ohio, plant’s creation of 31 new full-time jobs and the retention of existing jobs. The company’s Wauseon plant will use the grant to purchase new equipment for its growing precision wire manufacturing business.
 
V.P. for Business Development Dudley Merchant says, “We are grateful to Ohio for their support. The company will further expand capacity with the installation of technologically advanced hydrogen atmosphere furnaces, which will improve output at the Wauseon plant. This expansion will require approximately $3 million of additional investment.” Latrobe doubled its workforce since June 2010 using both internal recruiting as well as job placement agencies to fill skilled manufacturing positions.