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.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Don Drumm Studios

Genie of Fairview Door Company


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


Steel pipe maker may expand in Youngstown
Business has been boosted by the shale drilling boom in Ohio and neighboring states
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


Reporter
Tim Rudell
 
Vallourec's integrate industrial complex in the old Briar Hill and Ohio Works areas along the Mahoning River
Courtesy of Vallourec Star web site
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Things may be getting busier still in the old industrial corridor north of Youngstown. Steel pipe maker Vallourec Star is thinking about adding an $80-million operation to the $1.2-billion array of new mills and equipment it’s brought on line there in the past three years. WKSU’s Tim Rudell Reports.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:48)


On the table
Youngstown Mayor John McNally says Vallourec is actively considering a tax abatement proposal for a steel pipe threading facility it would build near its mill off Youngstown Mayor John McNallyMartin Luther King Boulevard.  The operation would employ eighty four people full-time and have an annual payroll of roughly three-million-dollars. “The ten-year tax abatement at seventy five percent is worth about six million dollars in property tax savings to the company.  And they would continue to pay about two million dollars in property taxes.  I believe our Youngstown City Council is firmly behind the tax abatement and further developments on the 422 corridor”

Decisions
Council is expected to take up the abatement issue during this week’s regular session.  A final decision from Vallourec on the project is expected by spring.   


Related WKSU Stories

Domestic manufacturers claim overseas pipe makers are "dumping" product here
Friday, August 16, 2013

Domestic manufacturers claim overseas pipe makers are "dumping" product here
Friday, August 16, 2013

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

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Akron's Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure
Not a surprise. Between the shoplifting, gangs and violence that goes on up there it is no wonder that no one feels safe to shop at Chapel Hill. They have sca...

Ohio launches investigation into at least one Concept charter school
I worked at Noble Academy Cleveland as admin assistant and enrolment coordinator for 6 years, I know this is so valid and true and can provide staff names and p...

Crisis looms in filling aviation industry jobs in Ohio and the nation
I listened to this story yesterday morning on the radio and just want to add this comment. My son went to school to train as an air traffic controller, and gra...

Cuyahoga Valley National Park considers fire to fight invasives
I'm for the controlled burn. There are not enough people (myself included) who volunteer for the removal of invasive plant species. Therefore, another solution ...

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