Future of Ormet Could Hold Jobs for Ohio Valley


 A few years after the Ormet plant in Hannibal, OH shut down, there could be hope for the former aluminum plant.

The former Ormet Corporation has set vacant since 2013, and will be producing new life and providing jobs in Belmont County.

The name of the new company will be Center Port Terminal. It will provide space for oilfield services, manufacturing and warehousing. The company will also produce steel billets, park more than 50 barges, and can load and unload  off of docks.

They also own 12 miles of railroad, which leads to Powhatan. 

“Our job is to find ways to use, enhance and refine the oil movement, either through current pipelines or pipelines to  come through rightways, rail barge and operate right on their site, so that we can create more jobs to that area. That’s naturally our goal,” said Eric J. Spirtas, the owner of the property.

He added electrical work is already being done, and that they will be looking to employ more than 60 people sometime soon.

There is no time frame on when operations will begin, due to a pending contract. 

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