Regal Ware, union agree to 5-year deal

Daily News Staff

Dec. 10, 2015

Regal Ware management and representatives of United Steel Workers International Local 850 formally signed a five-year labor contract Wednesday.

According to a news release from Regal Ware Marketing Services Supervisor Karen Zenner, union members ratified the contract in November. The agreement takes effect Friday.

The agreement “provides solid market-based salary increases in each of the five years of the contract,” according to the news release.

“Our employees play an important role in ensuring the strength of our growing manufacturing operations and our ability to be responsive to our customers, and we appreciate their many contributions,” Regal Ware President and CEO Jeff Reigle said in a statement. “We are pleased with the new contract and believe it is competitive while continuing to provide a stable production environment as we focus on managing the business internationally for growth and long-term success.”

The company employs about 200 Local 850 members at its plants in West Bend and Kewaskum. Regal Ware manufactures stainless steel cookware for the direct sales market worldwide.