“We would be ridiculous not to open our arms to a new company that is coming,” White added. “You want to move your community forward. You don’t want to get stagnant because if you get stagnant you die.”
A major Cleveland steel company may soon move into Trumbull County after planning to expand into the Mahoning Valley.
From several tax incentives to bring the facility to Warren, members of the city council only have to approve the plan.
“It’s not a bridge like some say it goes nowhere,” said Ron White Sr.Seventh Ward Councilman, “this is a bridge that goes somewhere.”
Cleveland Steel Container Corporation could soon settle on Enterprise Blvd of Parkman Road. to Warren. Councilor White said it was the largest company wanting to build in Warren in recent years.
“People are trying to say Warren is dead,” White said. “Warren’s not dead. Warren move on, move on. We’re going to do everything we can to get Cleveland Steel Container Corporation here and keep them here.”
The steel company will bring over 40 jobs to the area and will also add more jobs with the construction of the complex. “Ironworkers, masons and electricians,” added White, who is the councilman for the ward where this complex would be built.
“It’s a viable business,” White said. “We don’t have to worry if they spend $11 million to $15 million. No company is going to spend that and then walk away from it.”
Councilman White told 21 News that with a large tax abatement waiting to be approved by city council, it could even curb crime in the city by providing more funding to the police department.
“The school system is going to get money, the city is going to get money, and the township is going to get money,” White said.
Warren is part of a business zone, which contributes to the community’s tax base and jobs.
“When you start bringing businesses here and people start getting jobs, the crime rate is going to go down,” White said. “But also, it would help us formulate our tax dollars so that we could add more police on the street, which would mitigate some of the things that are going on. It will keep Warren safe.”
Neighboring business owners on Enterprise Blvd told 21 News it was a great location for business and a step up for Warren.
“It’s absolutely good for Warren,” said Tarry Alberini, CEO of American safety equipment. “It will add value to the area here and perhaps be a stepping stone for other companies to carefully consider this area for location.”
Alberini’s business would neighbor the Cleveland Steel Container Corporation on Enterprise Blvd. He added that the street is superior due to its location.
“It’s right off Routes 5 and 82 and minutes from the tollway,” Alberini added. “I often wonder why this area hasn’t been developed because it’s such a big area. Businesses are looking to be close to highways and back roads instead of going into towns.
Neighboring businesses located on Enterprise Blvd. include Fresenius Kidney Care Warren, Parkman Recovery Center, Geagua-Trumbull SWMD Trumbull Facility and Northeastern Supply House.
“We would be ridiculous not to open our arms to a new company that is coming,” White added. “Even when this property is built, it can expand if needed. You want to move your community forward. You don’t want to stagnate, because if you stagnate, you die.”
White told 21 News that county commissioners are allowing Warren City Council to vote on the tax abatement. City Council and the Zoning Appeals Committee will meet next week with the president of the company to answer questions about the facility.
“I believe my fellow council members will see that this is a good thing for the city,” White added. “It will be wonderful for the Warren community.”
White told 21 News the company could be operational as early as summer 2023.
“It will be a great asset for the region,” Alberini said. “To the people who worked on it, kudos to them.”