Pro-Tec Coating Co. Plant

The Northwest Ohio Piping Industry helped make Pro-Tec Coating Co.’s dreams of rolling out a new line of high-strength steel a reality this year by constructing an expansion for the company’s Leipsic facility.

Pro-Tec is now able to process new grades of high-strength steel that will aid the world’s automakers in building lighter and stronger cars that will provide drivers with better fuel economy and improved safety. Pro-Tec is already a supplier to most major automakers that have manufacturing operations in the United States.

The company invested $400 million into the Putnam County plant located 45 miles southwest of Toledo, and was awarded a $500,000 rapid outreach grant from the Ohio Department of Development related to the project in late 2010.

The new line will produce 500,000 tons of high-grade, high-strength steel each year.

Officials said the expansion added 80 jobs to the facility, which now employs 317 people. It also created about 500 construction jobs.


Contractors That Worked On This Project

Dunbar Mechanical, Inc.
GEM Industrial, Inc.
Industrial Power Systems, Inc. 
RMF Nooter, Inc.

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