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Thomas Steel Strip Invests in Ohio’s Electric Vehicle Market

Thu Mar 18 2021

Company Name: Thomas Steel Strip
Location: Warren
Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Company Profile: Thomas Steel Strip also produces cold-rolled and plated steel products for automotive, construction, packaging, engineering, and other industries.
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Project Summary:

Type of Project: Expansion


  • Jobs committed: 42
  • Jobs retained: 220

Company Need:
Thomas Steel Strip, a subdivision of Tata Steel, sees great opportunity for the rechargeable battery market, as electric vehicles gain popularity and homes become more reliant on sustainable power sources.

“Thomas Steel Strip is extremely excited to have worked with Team NEO, JobsOhio, The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and Congressman Tim Ryan on this exciting expansion of our company. Our goal is to be a proud employer for another 100 years. Thanks to collaboration like this we feel certain we will achieve this goal.”
Michael Morris,
president and CEO, Thomas Steel Strip

Why Ohio?

With a long, rich history in Trumbull County, Thomas Steel Strip plans to invest in the Voltage Valley, which was selected for the Ultium Cellsbattery facility. Thomas Steel Strip cited the Northeast Ohio region’s proximity to automotive markets and a talented workforce as its reason for the investment.

Ohio’s advanced manufacturing workforce is the third largest in the country. At $104.6 billion, Ohio’s manufacturing industry is one of the largest in the state. Ohio has the No. 3 largest manufacturing workforce in the U.S. Ohio is also a one-day drive from 60% of the U.S. and Canada population.

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Team NEO, JobsOhio, the office of Congressman Tim Ryan, and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber