USW union ratifies five-year contract for four U.S. ContiTech plants

Continental ContiTech
August 18, 2017
By Continental ContiTech
August 18, 2017 - In a joint effort to pave the path for capital investment and greater productivity, The United Steel Workers and ContiTech, U.S.A. have ratified a new five-year contract that covers 1,100 employees in four ContiTech plants in the United States. This agreement comes nearly a year ahead of the current contract’s expiration as both organizations strived to move the business forward.

Both parties are satisfied with the results and the fact that everyone involved worked diligently, constructively and cooperatively to assure that these facilities, along with other ContiTech locations, will continue to provide quality products and services for all customers.

The agreement covers the manufacturing facilities in Marysville and St. Marys Ohio; Lincoln, Nebraska and Sun Prairie, Wisc. These plants produce conveyor belting, track, power transmission products and automotive hoses for variety of markets.

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods.

Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2016, Continental generated sales of €40.5 billion and currently employs more than 230,000 people in 56 countries.

As a division in the Continental Corporation, ContiTech is one of the world's leading industrial specialists. Its customers can be found in key industries such as machine and plant engineering, mining, the agricultural industry, and the automotive industry. With around 46,000 employees in 44 countries, the company uses its development and material expertise for products and systems made of rubber, polyamide, metal, textile, and electronic components to combine these with individual services. ContiTech also offers functional and design-oriented living solutions and is always searching for customer-friendly and environmentally-friendly answers – going well and truly beyond its roots as a producer of rubber products. With sales of approximately €5.5 billion (2016), this international technology partner is active with core branches in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

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