PVA Fabrication in Cleveland, Ohio, will reopen on January 31 after more than three years of delays.
The factory in the town of Newburg, Ohio was slated to close in February after the plant owner was charged with two felony counts of felony theft.
The state of Ohio has since charged a third person in the case.
The Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reopened the factory in February.
OSHA did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.PVA Fabrications owner James Clements told The Hill the facility would reopen as soon as a safety inspection was completed, citing the factory’s “very strong safety record.”
Clements told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that his company is continuing to hire workers and that the factory has hired a full-time safety inspector.
Clements added that the plant is not in the midst of any safety inspections.
The plant was shut down in December 2016 after OSHA inspected a portion of the facility.
The OSHA found a hazardous material in the plant’s basement, and Clements was charged in February with felony theft, according to a court document.
Clements said he will plead not guilty to the charges and could face prison time.
He has pleaded not guilty, according, to court documents.
The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reached out to the Ohio Occupation Safety and Hospitality Administration (OSHHA) for comment on Clements’ statements, but the agency did not respond by the time of publication.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.