Ashland Armco purchased the property when Belfonte Steel closed.
In 1934, Robert Stern purchased the property from Ashland Armco. He used it as part of the Ironton Product Company.
On April 28, 1949 around 9:00 a.m., two storage buildings of the former Belfonte Steel and Wire operation caught fire. $50,000 worth of damage was done by the fire. The buildings were located on Hecla Street near 2nd. Both buildings were completely destroyed. Robert Stern had stored war surplus supplies in the building. Unfortunately, he did not have insurance on the contents. The Cincinnati Cleaning and Finishing Company, located next door, was slightly damaged from the heat of the fire. The flames did not reach any other buildings.