Recent Promotions Amid Growth

Solmet Technologies Announces Recent Promotions Amid Business Growth

Canton, OH (July 30, 2018) —Solmet Technologies, a local manufacturer of commercial open-die steel forgings, has promoted three members within its leadership team. Spurred by steady growth over the past few years, these updates help to align the company for continued expansion in 2018 and beyond.

Throughout this period of success and transition, Solmet Technologies founder, Joe Halter has taken on the senior position of chairman. He will maintain a strong presence at the helm of the company as his son, Matt Halter, takes over day-to-day business operations in the role of president.

Controller, Kyle Sheposh, has also been promoted to the position of chief financial officer. As CFO, Sheposh will make strategic decisions to ensure the company is on solid financial footing as it moves toward future growth.

The timing of these promotions corresponds with exciting business opportunities for the Northeast Ohio-based manufacturer. More than 35 years ago, Solmet Technologies got its start in metallurgical testing and open-die forging. In recent years, the company has grown to serve new markets with additional services, including large-part machining, sample preparation and more. 

Not only does this transition welcome in a new era for the family business, it represents the current strength of the forging industry as a whole. Solmet Technologies has built its name on being a trusted industrial supplier and is positioned to continue that legacy for years to come.

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About Solmet Technologies

Family owned and operated for more than 35 years, Solmet Technologies is a Canton, Ohio-based manufacturer of commercial open-die steel forgings. The company serves a variety of industries across the nation, including oil and gas, fluid power, transportation, metals fields and more.


Canton, OH (July 7, 2023) ‒ Solmet Technologies has plans for a $4.4 million expansion that will create 10 full-time jobs in the township's new tax abatement zone.

The company intends to increase and modernize its steel processing by investing about $2.8 million in building construction and $1.7 million in new machinery, furniture and fixtures at its existing facility at 2716 Shepler Church Ave SW.

Stark County commissioners recently approved a tax-exemption agreement for real property improvements with the company for 15 years at 75%.

Solmet Technologies President Matt Halter said the expansion will add 10,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 5,000 square feet of office space. Founded in 1985, the company produces open-die forged parts for a number of industries. Its business revolves primarily around industrial, oil and gas and steel production.

Construction on the new expansion will likely begin in the next several weeks.

"We're going to put some different CNC (computer numerical control) machine capabilities in to offer more services to existing customers and new customers," Halter said.

The expansion will create $730,000 in additional annual payroll, according to an agreement between the company and the commissioners.


Media Contact:

Michael Christy

2716 Shepler Church Ave. SW

Canton, Ohio 44706

Phone: (330) 455-4328

Date: July 7, 2023