New plant means new jobs in Butler Co.

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New plant means new jobs in Butler Co.

WDTN – MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WDTN) – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown joined Sunoco, AK Steel, and other leaders to lay bricks at SunCoke Energy's $360 million coke manufacturing facility that is creating 550 construction jobs and 86 new Ohio steel industry jobs in Middletown.

"Made in Ohio means something to me and this new facility guarantees that steel will be continued to be made here in Middletown," Strickland said. "Steel has been a vital part of Ohio's history and we are working every day to make steel a vital part of Ohio's future. We are proud to have worked with SunCoke and AK Steel to bring hundreds of new jobs and the cleanest coke plant in the country to southwest Ohio. In fact, it is because we fought to broker a deal between U.S. EPA and SunCoke that we can celebrate these jobs today."

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