NEW YORK Unionized
workers at Ohio Cold Rolling Co. have ratified a four-year
collective bargaining agreement with Esmark Steel Group
Some 81 percent of United
Steelworkers members voted in favor of the new contract at the
Yorkville, Ohio, facility, which Esmark acquired from bankrupt
steelmaker RG Steel LLC in October, the company said
Of 252 eligible voters, 218
participated in the ratification vote, according to a local
"Were very pleased that after months of negotiations,
the union members found the contract offer to provide for a
strong wage, benefits and profit-sharing package," James P.
Bouchard, chairman and chief executive officer of parent
company Esmark Inc., said in a statement.