Annexation approved for Fairfield fabricating plant

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHP, Ohio (WYTV) – A $100 million metal fabricating plant that would bring 120 jobs is one step closer to being built in Fairfield Township.

On Tuesday night, Columbiana City Council voted to annex 89 acres of land on Cherry Fork Road and put in the necessary utilities to accommodate AMP Corporation. The company would later reimburse the city for the costs.

The business would pay out $7 million a year to 120 employees at $58,000 annually, with most of them hired locally.

Columbiana officials did make the stipulation that AMP would be limited to 50,000 gallons of water a day. The company said it is fine with that restriction.

Fairfield Township trustees approved the annexation during an emergency meeting Monday night. The next step is getting approval from Columbiana County Commissioners Wednesday morning.

The property would need rezoned from agricultural to industrial and there are no utilities there, so it would need water, electricity and gas. Annexation will allow city utilities to be extended.

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