Chillicothe Steel, a locally owned steel service center, in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and Greater Chillicothe and Ross County Development, announced Friday plans to expand into the Gateway Interchange Industrial Park, creating eight new jobs and investing $1.4 million in fixed assets.

The family-owned company has been operating in Chillicothe for nearly 30 years. The company sells products throughout Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky and to customers in other areas. The company’s expansion is expected to create eight new full-time jobs. 

“At Chillicothe Steel, we take great pride in our excellent service and customer satisfaction. We are pleased to contribute to the growth of the Chillicothe area,” said company President Jeff Crace.  

The Ross County Community Improvement Corporation assisted with locating the company in the Gateway Interchange Industrial Park. Ross County will offer additional economic development incentives as the project moves forward. 
“Chillicothe Steel is a respected, growing company in our community, employing over 30 skilled workers. It is important for our community to show commitment by making our resources available for this expansion,” said Tammy Eallonardo, Economic Development Director for Greater Chillicothe and Ross County Development.

JobsOhio and its regional partner, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, also assisted the expansion with a $25,000 grant for building costs. 

”We along with our partners are JobsOhio are extremely pleased to support the investment and job creation by Chillicothe Steel,” said OhioSE President Mike Jacoby. “This is a tremendous win for Ross County and one that will benefit the community for years to come.”

JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio though Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at Follow JobsOhio on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) is the JobsOhio Network Partner for southern, eastern, and southeastern Ohio, providing economic development work and resources in 25 rural counties; they are the newest and geographically the largest of the six regions across the state. OhioSE partners closely with regional development districts, local economic development offices, state agencies, and other entities to expand, retain and attract businesses in the counties they serve. Learn more at