Lebanon, Ohio-based George Steel Fabricating Inc. will invest
$1 million to add more than 8,000 square feet of office space
to expand its estimating/project staff and increase volumes as
the local economy improves, president and chief executive
officer John George told AMM. "Basically, the economy
is getting better and the job market is getting better for us,"
George attributed part
of the companys growth to fewer competitors in the Ohio
market following the recession. "I think things have thinned
out a little bit; unfortunately some fabricators have gone by
George expects the
expansion to be completed in October and to increase the
companys output by 10 to 20 percent.