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Columbus-based foundry is doubling its workforce
Columbus Castings is the largest steel foundry in the U.S.
Story by MANDIE TRIMBLE


 
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The country’s largest steel foundry announced today it plans to nearly double its workforce. WOSU’s Mandie Trimble reports.

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 Columbus Castings, which melts down old steel to make rail car parts, announced it will hire 550 new employees. Company chairman Joseph Haviv says it will focus on hiring local and veterans. 

“We do hire a fair number of individuals from the South Side (and) we’re committed to expanding that pool.”

Workers will make between $13 and $26 an hour plus benefits. 

Debera Diggs, who lives and works on the South Side, says the jobs will provide stability for many local residents. “To be able to pay your bills when they’re due and not have to depend on other social service programs to supplement that.”

Haviv says the hiring likely will begin sometime early next year.

 

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