The aluminum industry is growing in the Mahoning Valley. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Youngstown-Warren region ranks 3rd of all MSAs in the nation in alumina and aluminum production (NAICS 3313) by number of establishments and total average employment, with 17 establishments employing 1,376 workers. A study by the Aluminum Association determined that the manufacturing and wholesaling operations of the aluminum industry in the Youngstown-Warren area are directly responsible for $755.7 million in economic output. When supplier and induced impacts are taken into account, the aluminum industry generates nearly $1.02 billion in economic activity in the district.
Matalco, a manufacturer of billets and logs for the aluminum extrusion manufacturing industry, has chosen Lordstown, Ohio to locate its $100 million, 200,000 square-foot advanced manufacturing facility. The plant recently came online in 2016 and is expected to produce 350 million pounds of various series, high-quality aluminum billet at full capacity.
Award-winning Exal Corporation is headquartered here. The company is the largest manufacturer of impact extruded aluminum containers in the world.
Additionally, there are more than 100 companies to support the industry in fabrication, tool and die, machinery, coating and paint finishing, transportation and a variety of other services.