CeramFab/WYG Refractories Onshores Manufacturing in Ohio

Company brings manufacturing production back to the U.S. following an increased demand for its products
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Company Name: CeramFab / WYG Refractories
Location: East Palestine
Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing

Company Profile: CeramFab, Inc., established 11/30/2017, and WYG Refractories LLC, established 10/15/2020, are the two sister companies affiliated to CeramSource, Inc., which is a wholesale business supplying refractory insulation materials to high temperature industries for over 20 years. On that solid foundation, the owner of CeramSource Edwin Wang is now creating two new plants, CeramFab to fabricate ceramic fiber materials and WYG Refractories to manufacture Mag carbon bricks, in East Palestine, Ohio.
Company Website: www.ceramfab.com

Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: Expansion
  • Jobs:
    • Jobs committed: 45
    • Jobs retained: 8

Company Need:
CeramFab/WYG Refractories is growing as the result of the company’s strategic plan to onshore production – or bring production back to the U.S. – of several high demand products and needs to expand.


“CeramFab/WYG Refractories are steadily moving forward with establishing two major manufacturing operations in East Palestine. The support of JobsOhio, Team NEO and Columbiana County will assist us in completing the installation of production lines of high-quality refractory insulation materials. It is our strong and determined commitment that we will run our business with highest integrity in this local community and create new jobs for area residents.”
– Edwin Wang, president, CeramFab/WYG Refractories


Why Ohio?
CeramFab/WYG Refractories will invest in Northeast Ohio for its operations, citing the proximity to markets and business-friendly environment for the choice.

Ohio is located within more than 60% of the U.S. and Canada populations, putting manufacturers close to many customers and suppliers. Ohio also has a pro-manufacturing tax structure, with the lowest taxes in the Midwest for capital-intensive manufacturing, protecting the bottom line.

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JobsOhio the Columbiana County Port Authority, Team NEO, and the Ohio Development Services Agency