Earlier this month, Ohio Star Forge (OSF) of Champion, Ohio, produced its billionth part – a 3-pound automotive transmission component for a domestic automaker. The milestone part came off a new Hatebur machine installed in the 33,000-square-foot addition the company made to its facilities and started up late last year. It took 25 years of production for the company to hit the mark, though only nine years were necessary to achieve the second 500 million parts. OSF’s parent company is Japan’s Daido Steel.
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