News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron Children's Hospital

Levin Furniture


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Commitment to Canton is long term
Governor lauds Timken decision as part of a trend toward reclaiming Ohio's standing as a leading manufacturing center
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


Reporter
Tim Rudell
 
CEO Ward J. "Tim" Timken, Jr. talks about plans, the future of Canton, and the shale gas boom
Courtesy of Rudell
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

A $225-billion expansion of the Timken Company’s Faircrest steel plant near Canton is underway.

WKSU’s Tim Rudell says that will add 25 percent to Timken’s specialty steel capacity, and keep upwards of 400 jobs in Northeast Ohio.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:56)


(Click image for larger view.)

A jumbo-bloom vertical caster is about to make the skyline southwest of Canton taller. The massive device and related ladle refiner will soar 180 feet–the height of the 15-story Chase Tower a few miles away in downtown Canton—and burrow seven stories underground.  It will let the company handle much larger pieces of steel.     

CEO Tim Timken says new industrial needs, especially for Ohio’s shale drilling boom, drove the decision to build.

“We are very, very bullish on Sale. The early results off the wells in this part of Ohio that we are seeing are very exciting; and I think position the state of Ohio to be a competitive supplier of natural gas, but also have a very positive impact on the supply chain--all the way back through to guys like us.”

The decision also followed ratification of a new contract with the United Steelworkers in February and a nearly $20 million tax break from the state.  


Related Links & Resources
The Timken Co.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

Cleveland Hugo Boss workers are fighting for their jobs again
Bro. Ginard; I support your effert to keep your jobs, I understand all about concesions, I was a Union offical from 1965 until 1991 and the company th...

Asian Carp control could benefit from bill passed by House, heading to the Senate
help me fight the battle against invasive carp by method of harvest

Ohio's Portman supports lifting limits on party political money
If Portman was legitimately concerned about outside groups influence on elections he would have supported the DISCLOSE act. Instead he helped block it being bro...

Study shows trade with China has cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs
I disagree with James Dorn! If we don't change the playing field and make it a fair competition the whole US industry will be weaker and weaker. Eventually all ...

Video of Cleveland police shooting a 12-year-old is critical to the investigation
While I think this is a very unfortunate, the fact is that police are trained to aim for the large mass of a human to stop them. If they aimed for the leg it w...

Wayne County teacher says he was fired for criticizing dairy
This is bull crap Smithville Schools have changed ever since the new school I'm so ashamed at the district I wish I could pick my house up and move it to anothe...

White Castle is closing its five Northeast Ohio restaurants
you should open a white castle in logan ohio.i'm pretty sure you disappointed,thank you...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University