Mon. 2:07pm: Kasich in town for gas plant opening

YOUNGSTOWN – Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be in Youngstown Tuesday for the opening of a newly built oil and natural gas equipment fabrication facility.

Kasich, a Republican, will join Houston-based Exterran CEO Brad Childers and other state and local officials to cut the ribbon for the Salt Springs Road site.

The plant is dedicated to the fabrication of production equipment used to treat or otherwise process natural gas and oil after it is extracted from the ground such as separation, dehydration, natural gas conditioning, oil treating and conditioning, filtration and air emissions control. It has been under construction since last year.

The new plant is expected to employ about 80 workers. Exterran has approximately 10,000 employees worldwide and operates in approximately 30 countries.