State Representatives Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) and John Carey (R-Wellston) have announced that the State Controlling Board approved the release of $330,000 for public roadwork improvements in the City of South Point. The funds have been awarded to Lawrence County Port Authority for costs associated with the completion of roadwork improvements in support of Chatham Steel Corporation’s relocation project.

According to documents provided by the Office of Budget and Management, Chatham will create 40 full-time jobs with average hourly wages of $27.48 as a result of the project and state assistance provided.

“Chatham Steel is the sort of employer that we need in this area,” Rep. Johnson said. “I am very glad that we were able to facilitate their relocation to South Point and improve our local roads at the same time. We will continue to support economic development efforts that create local jobs for our residents.”

“It is important to do all within our power to encourage more jobs for our region and Ohio,” Rep. Carey said. “I am glad to support this request.”

The plan for the market is to lease a 56,000 square-foot building, which will contain warehousing, fabrication areas, and a small office area.


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