New contract at Shelby plant

A look at the plant as shown earlier this month. 

SHELBY -- ArcelorMittal Tubular Products issued a statement Thursday in the aftermath of the end of an 11-day strike at Shelby's largest employer.

The company noted that the company and the United Steelworkers Union Local #3057 had reached a four-year contractual agreement for the plant at 132 W. Main St. 

Workers began striking at midnight Oct. 31. A tentative agreement was announced on Nov. 10. Members of USW Local 3057 ratified the contract on Thursday by a vote of 245-202.

"We are glad to have our employees back to work safely and providing "best in class" products and service to our many loyal customers," ArcelorMittal Tubular Products-Shelby Plant Manager Rick Gruver said in the statement.

The new agreement provides improved base wages, pension benefits and guaranteed time off, the news release said.

Edward Vore, ArcelorMittal Tubular Products North America, CEO, added: "This agreement assures that our Shelby plant remains an attractive employer in the local community and extends our more than 130-Year presence in the industry."

A message seeking any additional comment was left with the union.

Shelby is one of ArcelorMittal's most diversified manufacturers of tubular products in North America, the company noted.

The facility has approximately 500 employees that serve the automotive, construction, distribution, farm machinery, and oil and gas tooling markets. 

Products manufactured include welded and seamless precision tubes, drawn-over-mandrel (DOM) and cold-drawn tubes.

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