Appalachian Ohio has been a major producer of metal products since the early days of the nation. The Ohio River valley was one of the most important sources of arms and munitions for Union troops in the U.S. Civil war, and we continue to host a robust and diversified metals industry.
Virtually every step in the production and fabrication of metals and metal products can be found in the region. The region is home to smelters, foundries and rolling mills that make basic metal products. It also hosts nearly every form of metal manufacturer ranging from more traditional casting, fabricating, machining, milling and stamping operations, to newer high-tech and specialty metal manufacturing like sintering and additive manufacturing.
Companies in the region work in a variety of metals and alloys, ranging from steel and aluminum to titanium and manganese. We even work with uranium!
Manufacturing and Fabricating Metals for Industry
Ohio’s iron and steel manufacturing began in the eastern and southern counties of the state 200-plus years ago utilizing local ore and energy resources and the mighty Ohio River for transport.
Today those counties make up the APEG region which boasts more than 333 businesses in the metals sector and relies on a skilled workforce, abundant low-cost energy and the powerful Ohio River.