Felman, union agree on new contract at W.Va. plant

Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, W.Va. (AP) -- Felman Production LLC and the United Steelworkers have agreed on a new contract at the company's ferroalloys plant in New Haven, W. Va.

Felman announced the agreement with United Steelworkers Local 5171 on Wednesday. It says the 42-month contract will cover more than 215 workers.

The current contract was set to expire early this month.

Felman didn't provide details of the new contract. Plant manager John Konrady says in a news release that the contract positions the company for continued growth while recognizing workers' contributions and positions.

The plant produces about 105,000 metric tons of ferrosilicomanganese annually. Ferrosilicomanganese is a deoxidizer and alloy additive used to manufacture steel.