Neenah Enterprises Inc. announced it has a finalized labor agreement for workers at its Neenah Foundry operation, in Neenah, WI. Financial details of the three-year contract with members of the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union were not announced, but the group stated the agreement increases wages and promotes “worker safety, product quality, cost reduction and innovative engineering solutions to meet today’s complex manufacturing requirements.”
NEI president and CEO Tom Riordan thanked the Union’s leaders and his own managers for their support of the agreement
The Union did not release any statement on the new agreement.
The new contract will run through March 18, 2018.
Neenah Foundry is one of four foundries maintained by Neenah Enterprises, the others being Advanced Cast Products in Meadville, PA, Dalton Corp. in Warsaw, IN., and Deeter Foundry in Lincoln, NE. It also operates a steel forging operation, Mercer Forge, in Mercer and Wheatland, Penn.; and CNC Machining Services in Stryker, OH.
The Wisconsin foundry produces gray and ductile iron castings heavy truck, agriculture, and industrial manufacturing. NEI pointed out it has made “significant investments” in recent years to promote continuous improvement among its employees, including safety training and ergonomic improvements, Six Sigma training, Tier 1 supply management and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) processes.
“We’re committed to making NEI the easiest casting and forging supplier for customers to do business with,” Riordan stated. “This new contract strengthens that commitment and will help us realize our strategic vision to create a twenty-first century workforce with new opportunities for employees, high rates of productivity, and a focus on our customers.”