October 13, 2012, By Len Boselovic / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The former operator of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel has acquired the defunct steel maker’s Yorkville, Ohio, plant and a 50 percent stake in a related joint venture for $6.3 million. Sewickley-based Esmark said it plans to restart the Yorkville plant in January and hire about 160 workers who will be covered by a four-year contract that has been negotiated with the United Steelworkers union. Esmark will invest more than $15 million to purchase steel sheet and other supplies necessary to restart the mill, which will be known as Ohio Cold Rolling. The acquisition was completed Thursday. Yorkville...

October 12, 2012, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, By Sam Spatter Esmark Inc. has purchased an idled steel finishing mill in Yorkville, Ohio, and a 50 percent interest in a tin plate production plant for a combined $6.25 million from bankrupt RG Steel LLC. The Sewickley-based company plans to spend about $15 million to restart the steel plant in January and bring back about 160 employees represented by the United Steelworkers, said James P. Bouchard, Esmark president and founder. The Yorkville cold-rolled steel plant that originally was part of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp. will be renamed Ohio Cold Rolling Co. and will be majority owned and...

Yorkville Times-Leader and Times Leader Publications The following Times-Leader print and online publications across Ohio and West Virginia ran pre- and post-press conference articles: Yorkville Times Leader-Martins Ferry Times Leader -Weirton Daily Times-Wheeling News Intelligencer-Wheeling News Register-Ohio Valley News and State Journal of Ohio October 12, 2012, By KIM LOCCISANO - Staff Writer , Times Leader YORKVILLE - Big changes in ownership and in name are in store for the steel mills in the Village of Yorkville beginning today, thanks to a combination of resources involving two corporations. The former RG Steel Yorkville LLC, will now be majority owned and operated by Esmark Steel...

October 12, 2012, American Metal Market NEW YORK — Esmark Steel Group LLC expects to shave $10 million per year off operating costs at its newly acquired Yorkville, Ohio, cold-rolling facility “starting day one,” keeping the mill competitive even in today’s challenging market environment, according to James P. Bouchard, chairman and chief executive officer of parent company Esmark Inc. “You’re going to get all these naysayers out there because of the steel market, but we’ve restructured the company,” Bouchard said of Esmark’s plans for the operation. “It’s a different game today.” Sewickley, Pa.-based Esmark, which on Thursday closed into escrow on its purchase...

New Esmark Headquarters Building to Include Heritage Valley Health System Medical Mall Heritage Valley Opens Medical Mall Heritage Valley Joins Esmark, TF Asset Management, and OneSource HR as Principal Tenants April 5, 2012, YourSewickley.com, By Bobby Cherry Staff Writer Photo: Jim Bouchard Photo by File From youth sports in the Sewickley Valley to helping save lives in Haiti, Jim Bouchard is focused on making a difference in the world — no matter how big or small. “If we have something and we’re lucky enough to get it, then we need to share it,” said Bouchard, founder and CEO of Sewickley-based Esmark Inc., and the 2011 Sewickley Herald...

New Esmark Headquarters Building to Include Heritage Valley Health System Medical Mall Heritage Valley Joins Esmark, TF Asset Management, and OneSource HR as Principal Tenants Man of the Year Honoree Committed to Giving Back April 4, 2012, Pittsburgh Business Times, By Kris B. Mamula, Reporter Beaver-based Heritage Valley Health System is planning to open a medical mall in Edgeworth, with plans for another - the system’s third - for Robinson Township. Heritage Valley Edgeworth will take up about two-thirds of a new 40,000-square-foot building, which will be located on Ohio River Boulevard. Esmark Inc., a privately held company with a portfolio of industrial companies, will...

New Esmark Headquarters Building to Include Heritage Valley Health System Medical Mall Heritage Valley Opens Medical Mall Man of the Year Honoree Committed to Giving Back April 4, 2012, Pittsburgh Business Times Esmark’s global headquarters building in Edgeworth is now fully committed. The future headquarters of Esmark Inc. in Edgeworth include plans for a three-story, 39,000-square foot structure with underground parking and a rooftop patio. Courtesy of Esmark Inc. Nearly nine months before its scheduled completion, space in the $9-million, 40,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Esmark global headquarters building has now been fully committed, according to a news release. Heritage Valley Health System, a frequent partner in a variety of...

October 6, 2011, CNBC.com, By: Jennifer Leigh Parker, Writer The recession forced many US companies to get lean. Will they be ready to meet demand when the global economy picks up again? Maybe not, said Jim Bouchard, Chairman & CEO steelmaking company Esmark, on a panel discussion of mid-sized business leaders. “If the consumer market takes off here, we’ll have a huge shortage of [staff]. We’re scrapping 14 million cars a year and we're only producing 13.5 million. China, where consumer markets are very strong, is already ahead of us. When it swings it will swing fast. We’re not ready,” warns Bouchard, whose...

[button size='small' style='' text='To Frampton Event Page' icon='' icon_color='' link='/community/frampton-photos/' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='left' margin='20px 20px 20px 20px'] Organizers estimate around 1,000 attended Sunday’s concert Local News, Sewickley, PA By Alie Gensheimer June 30, 2011 Credit Courtesy of Rebekah Zeffiro Grammy Award-winner Peter Frampton drew a crowd on Sunday at Stage AE in Pittsburgh for a benefit concert that raised thousands of dollars for charity and honored Sewickley philanthropist Jim Bouchard. Jim Bouchard, CEO of Esmark Inc., has donated generously to Sewickley-area organizations for many years. Bouchard’s company wanted to honor his efforts through a charity event that would be fun...

[button size='small' style='' text='To Frampton Event Page' icon='' icon_color='' link='/community/frampton-photos/' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='left' margin='20px 20px 20px 20px'] Peter Frampton wows Sewickley-area concertgoers Sunday night. June 27, 2011, Local News, Sewickley, PA, By Laura Tomana Credit Courtesy of Rebekah Zeffiro A benefit concert at Stage AE in Pittsburgh Sunday evening included an opening performance by Bon Journey, a Bon Jovi and Journey tribute band, followed by Grammy Award-winning artist Peter Frampton. Esmark hosted the special event in honor of Jim Bouchard, CEO and founder of Esmark, Inc. and his family. Jim helped the Quaker Valley community dramatically by donating...