Updated 02-I-2015

Austintown Coils Plant

Introduction
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 manufaturing was transferred to those considerably lower cost East-European facilties. The dwinding demand for American-made filaments brought Austintown to a close in 2008.

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 Unknown
Closed 2008.
Products Coiled tungsten filaments.


References
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, 2010.
3 Google Maps, 2014