An ornamental metals contractor assembles, casts, cuts, shapes, stamps, forges, welds, fabricates and installs, sheet, rolled and cast, brass, bronze, copper, cast iron, wrought iron, monel metal, stainless steel, steel, and/or any other metal for the architectural treatment and ornamental decoration of structures. This classification does not include the work of a sheet metal contractor.
Situated where the mouth of the Cuyahoga River lets out into Lake Erie, Cleveland has long been an economically important city. Since the Industrial Revolution, captains of industry learned to use the city's access to the Great Lakes as a transit path to exchange important goods. That's why steel and heavy manufacturing have been important industries to Cleveland and Ohio in general for almost two centuries. Today's Cleveland also boasts high tech companies and a large, advanced healthcare sector. Because Ohio does much of the licensing and permitting, Cleveland has less red tape than many cities. The industrial town is very welcoming of entrepreneurs and makes the process of setting-up shop as simple and straightforward as possible.