Crystal Steel Fabricators to open Eastern Shore plant
A Delaware steel fabricator said Wednesday it plans to open a plant in Caroline County, bringing on 126 people in the next two years. Crystal Steel Fabricators, a family-owned business that started in 1992, purchased a former ES Steel building in Federalsburg last month for $1.3 million, according to land records. The facility will be the company’s first in Maryland. It also has locations in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and the Philippines. The company, which has worked on projects that include the MGM Resort Casino at National Harbor, expects to invest more than $4 million in the plant, including $2 million in property acquisition and $2 million on equipment, according to the Maryland Department of Commerce. The state provided a $315,000 loan that can be waived if Crystal Steel makes those investments and employs at least 126 people full-time through 2021.