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GrafTech opens its third Northeast Ohio facility


On Friday, August 23, GrafTech hosted government officials, team members and local media for the grand opening of the company’s newest manufacturing facility in Sharon Center, Ohio.

Short presentations were made by Craig Shular, GrafTech Chairman & CEO; Brian Bartos, Director of Operations for GrafTech’s Sharon Center and Lakewood sites; and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH). Afterwards, guests were invited to take a quick tour of the facility.

The newest facility in Sharon Center will aid in the production of GrafTech’s Engineered Solutions’ (ES) thermal management product that is used in advanced electronics such as smartphones, laptops and tablets. The 125,000 square foot office and manufacturing space was purchased in the third quarter of 2012 for $3 million.

Media coverage of the event included the following:
The Akron Beacon Journal/ohio.com
The Medina County Gazette
The Plain Dealer/cleveland.com