HarbisonWalker International Reaches Agreement at Oak Hill Facility

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Agreement between HarbisonWalker International and United Steelworkers ends an 11 month work stoppage at Oak Hill, OH facility.

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HarbisonWalker International has reached an agreement with the United Steelworkers that will end the eleven month work stoppage at its Oak Hill, Ohio manufacturing facility.

HarbisonWalker International is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the United Steelworkers that will end the eleven month work stoppage at our Oak Hill, Ohio manufacturing facility. The United Steelworkers re-voted on and ratified the original April 15, 2015 proposal offered by the company.

The new collective bargaining agreement will continue to provide above market wages and benefits in the Oak Hill community while allowing the company to compete in the global market. Throughout the process the company was committed to working with its labor partners to address several factors in the global economy that are challenging competitiveness (e.g., a strong US dollar is stimulating imports of competitive products, a downturn in the US steel industry, and falling oil prices.) The new collective bargaining agreement moves the company in the right direction.

HarbisonWalker International leadership noted appreciation for the cooperation, support and commitment of its entire team, who ensured all customers’ needs were met during this time period.The company stated that it looks forward to working with the United Steelworkers to effect an orderly return to work in the upcoming weeks.

About HarbisonWalker International
With more than 150 years of industry leadership and global recognition, HarbisonWalker International (HWI) is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company’s international network spans North America, Europe, and Asia, with 19 manufacturing plants, 30 global sourcing centers, and technology facilities in both the United States and China. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence. Visit http://thinkhwi.com.

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