Taylor Coil Processing Receives Grant from ORDC for Lordstown Facility

Mar 27, 2019
At its board meeting today, the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) approved a grant award of $56,125 to Taylor Coil Processing in support of needed rail spur upgrades at the company’s facility in Lordstown.

At its board meeting today, the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) approved a grant award of $56,125 to Taylor Coil Processing in support of needed rail spur upgrades at the company’s facility in Lordstown.

Established in 1995, Taylor Coil Processing—a division of Taylor Steel—is a steel slitting operation that employs 67 full-time employees. In 2018 alone, the facility processed more than 350 million pounds of steel, and overall, 10-15 percent of the company’s product is transported by rail, making continued service capacity a critical part of the company’s operations.

James Green, Taylor’s quality systems manager, said, “This project allows us to continue to transport our product in and out of the facility by rail, which is a service many of our customers require. All major U.S. mills use rail as a vital part of their transportation needs. It’s a critical aspect of maintaining our operations here." 

The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber assisted Taylor with the ORDC application process and traveled to Columbus with company representatives for the approval.

“We’re always pleased to be able to help our local companies access state or local resources, such as the grants from the Ohio Rail Development Commission,” said Lauren Johnson, manager of Business Development at the Chamber. “We want our companies to continue to be as competitive as possible in today’s market. The Taylor project is a great example of a company doing just that.”

Tom Burns, project development manager at the Ohio Rail Development Commission, added, “Helping companies like Taylor Coil Processing ensure that their rail transportation options are safe, efficient and effective is at the core of ORDC’s mission, and we are very excited to support the project.”