A company that makes fire sprinkler systems has received state incentives to open a fabrication shop in Masury.
The DeWine administration announced Dec. 7 that Shambaugh and Son LP had been awarded a seven-year, job-creation tax credit from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority to open the plant at 1433 Standard Ave., in the Lee Industrial Properties complex.
A Shambaugh division, Progressive Pipe Fabricators, will open a 50,000-square-foot fabrication plant that will create 75 full-time positions, generating $4.1 million in new payroll, the governor’s office said.
Lee President Richard Liston said Progressive has an agreement to use space leased to Bull Moose Tube. Progressive had already started readying the space when the incentive package was announced, Liston said.
Efforts to reach a spokesman at Progressive were not successful.
“The new facility is necessary to support strong product demand,” said the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber, which worked with JobsOhio, the Ohio Department of Development and the economic development agency Team NEO to attract the company to Ohio.
“Progressive Pipe Fabricators will fabricate and deliver more than 20,000 individual sprinklers per week and have the capacity to ship more than one million pounds of fabricated sprinkler pipe per week,” the chamber said.
“We couldn’t be more excited about this new facility,” Rob Vincent, Shambaugh’s Chief Operating Officer for National Fire Protection, said in a chamber press release. “By expanding our fabrication capabilities throughout the United States, our new shop will now serve a much larger geographic area.”
Chamber President and CEO Guy Coviello said this project “reinforces why the Mahoning Valley is a great place for businesses to locate and expand.”
“This project brings needed job creation and investment to an existing industrial park, further supporting and shining a light on the Masury community,” Coviello said.
The Mahoning Valley is “an ideal location” for Progressive Pipe Fabricators, said Bill Koehler, CEO of Team NEO.
“With its robust manufacturing industry and excellent connectivity, the area is well positioned to ensure the company’s growth,” he said.
Shambaugh specializes in new and retrofit construction for industrial, food processing, commercial, institutional, health care, pharmaceutical, and bio-fuel projects, the governor’s office said. It is a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of EMCOR Group Inc.