NEW YORK Esmark Steel
Group LLC and union workers have reached a tentative agreement
on a new four-year labor contract at the newly acquired and
renamed Ohio Cold Rolling Co., the company said Friday.
The tentative agreement "paves
the way" for getting the Yorkville, Ohio, finishing mill back
online, United Steelworkers union District 1 president Dave
McCall said in a statement.
"Ohio Cold Rolling Co.s
focus will be on serving the light-gauge and narrow-width coil
niche in the marketplace, and together with our Ohio Coatings
Co. subsidiary, we expect to be a premier supplier of both
cold-rolled and tinplate products," said Esmark Steel Group
chief executive officer Tom Modrowski.
USW workers are set to vote on the agreement Dec. 6,
according to a local USW representative. Parent company Esmark
Inc. bought the facility from bankrupt steelmaker RG Steel LLC
earlier this year (
amm.com, Oct. 11).