LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A once-vacant building in Trumbull County is now producing jobs and income for Lordstown.
M&M Industries held its grand opening Wednesday morning at its new facility.
It’s a $36 million investment, bringing 100 new jobs with it.
“It is a huge investment for us. Everything in here is new. We didn’t bring anything in here that was used,” said CEO Glenn Morris.
The company makes pails and plastic drums there for some of the largest companies in the world. Its products end up in Target, Home Depot, carry pool chemicals and even pharmaceutical drugs.
“We’ll design packages for people and help them bring their products to life. That’s a lot of what we do. We’re just able to manufacture that as well,” Holmes said.
M&M already operates two plants in Chattanooga and a third in Phoenix.
This fourth location is at the former Magna Seating Systems, which produced seating for the Lordstown-built Chevy Cruze.
It closed in 2019 when GM stopped making that car here.
M&M says this new facility gives it room to expand as well.
“We’re lucky to have such a sincere and family-oriented business, as part of our long-awaited economic recovery,” said Sarah Boyarko, chief operating officer of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber.
The company has already been shipping full truckloads of products from the new plant.
“I think there is still an America where a lot of people want to work, really want to provide for their family. We’ll find those people eventually, and to be honest, we’re having luck doing that now,” Holmes said.