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America's energy boom revives Ohio's steel industry

Marketplace -- Ohio's jobless rate is lower than the national average. Its manufacturing employment is trending up. What gives? Part of the story is booming domestic oil and gas drilling. Energy companies need steel pipe. So steel giants are investing an estimated billion dollars in mills in Youngstown, Lorain and Canton.

At the Timken steel company's Faircrest facility in Canton, vice president Tom Moline gazes proudly upon a big hole in the ground. "It will be the largest jumbo-bloomcaster in the world," he says.

Translation: "This machine is going to be a monster," Moline says. "It will be the tallest structure in Stark County when it's done. And I believe the depth of this pit is close to the average depth of Lake Erie."


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carranco
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 8:44:53 PM

Unleashing our energy will revive our economy. Ovomit couldn't grasp that and it did him in.
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Good.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:36:53 PM

This is good news to hear people are working instead of being unemployed.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:34:03 PM

Good news for Ohio - bad news for the Obama haters who can't stand to hear any good news for America.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:29:39 PM

Glad they are getting jobs.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:24:46 PM

All the more reason to turn Obama out of office. Every action taken by Obama has hurt the oil industry on public lands. Fortunately there is plenty of oil off of governmentowned lands.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:24:23 PM

and we need to drill for the countrys sake
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:19:47 PM

Oil = Jobs
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:15:25 PM

Right.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:13:34 PM

Then why is Timken stock down almost 9% this year ?
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:13:01 PM

Steel Industry should welcome the news!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:12:40 PM

great
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:12:08 PM

This can be good for now, but later things may change.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:12:02 PM

This is good news announced by Timken steel company.
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won't be a long term thing
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:09:38 PM

Large and very expensive industrial machinery. They didn't build that! (of course I wonder where it was actually built)
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:08:12 PM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:06:31 PM

Which is happening in spite of Obama admin efforts and could easily be stalled by proposed restrictions on fracking and drilling.

??? Vote for Obama???? PLEASE.

Elections have consequences.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:06:24 PM

Steel jobs are great... but I am a laid off teacher. How will that help me?
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 8:03:33 PM

good
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Which Obama helped by saving the U.S. car manufacturers. Vote for Obama!
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not sure on that
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:56:43 PM

good news
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:55:53 PM

See that hole? You didn't build that...
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:54:42 PM

Good start
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great to hear some good news, Obama built that LOL.
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Lake Erie is a shallow lake.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:50:01 PM

i am glad for all the people getting jobs. i hope the local and state governments don't piss away any budget surpluses or at least reduce the tax rates. that way, even those not directly benefitting get some benefit.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:46:23 PM

for a good foundation ? the depth of this pit is close to the average depth of Lake Erie."
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You mean in the White House, don't you?
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The Idiot has been out of the White House for almost four years. I don't think he'd dare try to take credit for this.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:38:52 PM

Good news for the steel industry which has seen a serious downturn over the last few years.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:34:37 PM

Great news.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:33:57 PM

About time someone starts investing in American industry by specifying domestic steel for their projects.
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I guess the idiot will get/take credit for this too.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:30:29 PM

Good for that area.So let's take that nationally to bring down what we pay @ the pump;& across the board!!!!!!!!.
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I'm happy for Ohio.... they have taken their share of hits in the last 4 years and its about time for a turnaround.
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IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT THEY ARE BRINGING BACK SOMETHING TO THE U.S.
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great!
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Good for Obama! Glad he saved Detroit and pushed all forms of energy.
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THINK SO
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No Big Deal The Republicans Have Big Oil In Their Back Pockets...
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THEY SENT THERE MANUFACTURING JOBS OVERSEAS FOR HIGHER PROFITS... ASK THE COMPANY V.P. ABOUT THAT??
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Good to hear...Let's get things going..
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nice
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Sounds like a plan.
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Thank you, Gov. John Kasich!
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lets see
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:06:06 PM

THAT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TOO THE REASON OHIO IS ON A COME BACK... TIMKEN INC. WAS PART OF THE DAMM PROBLEM IN CANTON, OHIO... SCREWED OVER A 1000 PEOPLE, LIKE NO BIG DEAL...
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mmmm
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ok
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