Ohio Star Forge stops production; 88 laid off

WARREN — Ohio Star Forge has temporarily stopped production at its Warren plant, 4400 Mahoning Ave. NW, leaving 88 employees laid off.

The company doesn’t expect the layoffs to be long-term and anticipates recalling employees “as business conditions permit,” according to a notice it filed with the state. Ohio Star Forge, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018, is a steel firm with heat treating, cold roll forming and CNC machining capabilities.


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