Canadian-based Nova Tube & Steel says it will delay construction of its new pipe and tube steel plant in Delta, Ohio, until next year.
The company plans to build a $70 million facility that will produce structural tubing. Construction was originally scheduled to begin on May 1 of this year, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. Nova now plans to begin land clearing and drainage preparation in September with construction slated throughout next year. Production of tubular products is expected to begin in January 2022.
The facility will be built near North Star BlueScope and eventually have up to 100 employees. The State of Ohio is providing a $500,000 grant for infrastructure upgrades, including extending water and sanitary sewers, improving rail connections and widening the road to the plant’s entrance.
Nova Steel CEO and owner Scott Jones said that construction of the 220,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed in September or October 2021 if the economy continues to be stable.
“We like the town of Delta, we like our neighbors at North Star BlueScope Steel, and we think it’s going to be a good marriage,” Jones told the Fulton County Expositor.
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