Local Industry

Advanced Materials

More than 16,250 workers are employed in the advanced materials industry:

Alcoa Titanium and Engineered Products, formerly RTI Niles, produces titanium used in aerospace applications. The company’s research and design center is located at the Niles complex.

Vallourec Star (formerly V&M Star) brought their new $1.2 billion new state-of-the-art seamless pipe mill online in 2013. Companion company VAM USA will finish the Vallourec pipe products.

Wheatland Tube is a world leader in hot dip galvanizing and producer of continuous weld steel pipe. Applications include mechanical tubing, fencing, electrical conduit, and oil/gas well components.

Universal Steel and Alloys, the area's recently built $64 million specialty steel mill, makes alloys for parts in wind turbines/generators, nuclear reactor components, and aerospace applications.

Latrobe Steel/Carpenter Technology distributes more than 300 grades of specialty steels for use in aero-space applications, high-performance cutting tools, aluminum casting dies, extrusion and thread roll dies and other demanding applications.

Ajax Tocco Magnethermic Corporation designs and manufactures world-class induction heating and melting equipment for various industries.

Motor Vehicles and Parts Manufacturing

Nearly 10,350 workers are employed in the industry.

GM Auto Battery Manufacturing Facility, coming soon.

Comprehensive Logistics provides light manufacturing and transportation services for GM.

Flex N Gate produces interior trim plastic molding at its 245,000 sq.ft. facility in Salem using vac-forming, insert molding and injec-tion molding processes.

PPG Industries’ paint coatings facility within the Lordstown Complex has received many awards for its performance.

Magna International Lordstown Seating supplies seating systems.

Distribution and Logistics

Excellent access to highway, airport, rail and ports make the area a great location for distribution operations such as:


FedEx Ground




Things Remembered


Transport America

Famous Supply

United Freezer

FedEx Freight

LaTrobe Steel

Contact Centers - Corporate Professional Services

There are several major contact centers in the region. Together these facilities employ more than 3,500 workers.



InfoCision (2 locations)

VXI Global Solutions