Iron was shipped to Detroit and used by Henry Ford to make some of the first cars.
One of the most abundant resources in the Tri-State area is an available workforce. Employers in the region draw from a deep labor pool from Portsmouth and Ironton, Ohio, Ashland, Kentucky, and Huntington, West Virginia. Dedicated and diverse, the majority of the workforce has specialized skills in the key areas of production and technology. In addition to being qualified and affordable, the workforce is available and can benefit companies with low labor costs and a strong work ethic.