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USW ratifies pact with Esmark at Ohio tin mill

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Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, 7:33 p.m.
 

Esmark Inc.'s new Ohio Cold Rolling Co. said it reached a four-year deal with about 160 United Steelworkers members employed at the Yorkville, Ohio, plant, or who will be recalled to jobs there.

CEO James P. Bouchard said Esmark is pleased that “after months of negotiations, the union members found the contract offer to provide for a strong wage, benefits and profit sharing package.”

Voting results showed 81 percent of the workers represented by USW Local 1223 accepted the agreement.

Sewickley-based Esmark paid $6.25 million for the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. plant and a half-interest in a nearby tin plate production plant in October as assets of bankrupt RG Steel LLC were being sold.

Esmark plans to restart the plant, idled since July, in the spring depending on how soon it can negotiate energy and supply agreements and make some improvements, spokesman Bill Keegan said Friday.

A few workers are there now, and others are to be brought back in stages, he said.

 

 
 


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