Alumetco continues lockout of CAW workers, exec says

Nov 11, 2008 | 10:53 AM | Michael Cowden

Aluminum auto parts supplier Alumetco continued its lockout of Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union members Tuesday, with no date set for resumed negotiations, according to a company executive.

But the aluminum die caster, a division of Burlington Technologies Inc., Oakville, Ontario, will be able to fulfill its contracts using inventoried parts, chief financial officer Erv Overmeyer told AMM.

"If (customers) required four weeks, we have four. It they required six weeks, we have six," he said.

CAW Local 397 president Doug Aitchison said Monday that Alumetco supplies the Ford Flex, which is made at Ford Motor Co.'s Oakville assembly plant. But Overmeyer said that platform and other programs Alumetco supports are not in danger of running short of parts.....

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