MANA bar output may resume if contract OK’d

May 29, 2013 | 04:20 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Max Aicher North America, Hamilton, David Cameron, threaded bar, hot rolled bar, United Steelworkers union, USW Local 1005, Rolf Gerstenberger Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — Max Aicher North America Inc.’s idled Hamilton, Ontario, threaded bar mill could begin production again in the next three to four months if the union local approves a proposed contract, MANA chief financial officer David Cameron told AMM.

"A new agreement is pivotal in our ability to create a world-class bar mill in Hamilton," Cameron said. "There are a lot of moving parts and a lot of variables (that) need to combine, and the new collective agreement is an essential part of that."

The mill, a division of Freilassing, Germany-based Max Aicher GmbH & Co. KG, sent United Steelworkers union Local 1005 a new contract offer May 22 and the union is set to vote June 6, representatives from both sides told AMM. If the union approves the contract, the mill could begin gearing up for production after more than a year and a half offline, Cameron said.....

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