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Fulton County plant looking to expand, hire more

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DELTA, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A steel processing plant in Delta is hoping to move forward with a $19.5 million expansion.

Leaders at Fulton County Processing off State Route 109 say business is up, so they're looking to expand their facilities and add more employees.

"We're looking to expand to take care of the customers we have and to take on more work," said Plant Manager Jeff Kunkel.

If state funding is approved, the company will move forward with a project to add more than 80,000 square feet to their facility, and hire at least 14 people over the next few years.

So far, they have the support of the county commissioners and Fulton County Economic Development Director Lisa Arend.

"It's important for them to stay here," Arend said. "We can't grow the economy without the local businesses that we already have. We need to support them in any way we can."

She says the fact that the company is looking to expand says a lot about the county.

"Fulton County Processing is here because Fulton County provides a good workforce," she said. "Our employees here have a good work ethic. They'll show up to work, they work hard. It also shows we are a business-friendly community."

The company is hoping to find out if $360,000 in state funding is approved by the end of August. The rest of the expansion will be privately funded.

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