Updated 25-VIII-2019

Austintown Coils Plant

The Austintown Coils Plant of the General Electric Company of America did not produce complete lamps, but was a component factory which supplied materials to other final-assembly lamp plants. Its main products were coiled tungsten wires, employed as the filaments of incandescent lamps, cathodes for fluorescent lamps and electrodes for discharge lamps. It would presumably have also produced filaments for electronic valves. Following GE's takeover of the Hungarian Tungsram company in 1990, much of the component manufacturing was transferred to those considerably lower cost East-European facilties. The dwindling demand for American-made filaments brought Austintown to a close in 2008 with the loss of the final 73 jobs.

Front Entrance of the Austintown Coils Plant of General Electric U.S.A., taken in 2011.

Address 280 North Meridien Rd., Youngstown, Ohio 44509, USA.
Location 41.5085°N, -81.6558°E.
Opened <1970
Closed 2008.
Floorspace Unknown.
Products Coiled tungsten filaments.

References & Bibliography
  1. GE to Close Plants in Austintown and Niles, The Vindicator Newsletter of Mahoning Valley, 5th October 2007.
  2. Lights Out for GE Plants in the Mahoning Valley, Don Shilling, The Vindicator, 2010.
  3. GE to Close Niles, Austintown Plants, Business Daily Journal, 16 October 2007.
  4. A Calling and a Curse, Karl Henkel, The Vindicator, 19 June 20011.
  5. Obituary of Michael J. Savarin Jr., former Austintown Coils employee, The Vindicator, 2013.
  6. Google Maps, 2014