The Vindicator (Feb 16)
V&M delivers plant, 350 jobs
Youngstown, Ohio is getting a new $650 million pipe mill and 350 new jobs due to Marcellus Shale drilling. V&M Star Steel has just announced they are building a new plant in Youngstown because of its proximity to the Marcellus Shale deposit. The new mill will manufacture pipes used in drilling in the Marcellus, according to V&M president, Roger Lindgren. The mill is expected to start operations in 2011, and be up to full capacity in 2012. Although this is a new plant and new construction, it is an expansion of V&M’s existing operation in Youngstown, built on property next to their current facility.