NEI Announces Three-Year Union Contract
Neenah Enterprises, Inc., (NEI) has finalized a three-year contract with members of the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics, and Allied Workers International Union representing employees at the Neenah Foundry plant. The new contract extends through March 18, 2018. Along with increased wages for laborers, the contract governs conditions that promote worker safety, product quality, cost reduction, and innovative engineering solutions to meet today’s complex manufacturing requirements.
“We’re committed to making NEI the easiest casting and forging supplier for customers to do business with,” said Tom Riordan, President, and CEO of Neenah Enterprises, Inc. “This new contract strengthens that commitment and will help us realize our strategic vision to create a twenty-first-century workforce with new opportunities for employees, high rates of productivity and a focus on our customers. We want to thank union leadership and our management team for their support in reaching this agreement.”
In recent years, NEI has made significant investments in a variety of lean processes and training programs for employees to promote a culture of continuous improvement, while developing value-added services for its customers. These investments include safety training and ergonomic improvements, Six Sigma training, Tier 1 supply management, and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) processes. In addition, NEI has made infrastructure and technology advancements that expand production capacity at its plants to nearly 350,000 tons.
NEI operates seven facilities across the U.S. including Neenah Foundry in Neenah, Wis.; Advanced Cast Products in Meadville, Penn.; Mercer Forge in Mercer and Wheatland, Penn.; Dalton Corp. in Warsaw, Ind.; Deeter Foundry in Lincoln, Neb.; and CNC Machining Services in Stryker, Ohio.