Dec. 12, 2012
Union Pact Clears Way for Esmark to Restart Ohio Cold Rolling
Members of the United Steelworkers have accepted and ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with Esmark covering the company’s newly acquired Ohio Cold Rolling Co. in Yorkville, Ohio. The new deal opens the door to restarting the idled operation.
Tom Modrowski, CEO of Esmark Steel Group, says a ratified collective bargaining agreement and expected restart of the Yorkville facility will contribute to Esmark’s long-term strategy to offer its U.S. customers a broader range of steel products and value-added services. "Ohio Cold Rolling Co.'s focus will be on serving the light gauge and narrow width coil niche in the marketplace. Together with our Ohio Coatings Co. subsidiary, we expect to be a premier supplier of both cold-rolled and tin plate products."
Esmark acquired the former RG Steel Yorkville cold-rolled finishing mill in a bankruptcy court supervised auction in August, as well as RG Steel’s 50 percent interest in Ohio Coatings Co.’s tin plate production facility.