Tuesday 02 July, 2019
For Immediate Release
Arnprior, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1542 have ratified a new five-year collective agreement with Arnprior Aerospace.
“Labour costs for the next five years are a key component to Arnprior Aerospace establishing a competitive position in the global marketplace and this agreement provides that for the employer while giving our members wage security,” explained IAM Local Lodge 1542 President Murray Quattrocchi.
“We have been investing in upgrades to production line equipment as well as the physical plant to ensure a smoother flow of products between lines in our facilities,” explained Arnprior Aerospace Vice President of Operations Mark Simmonds. “This agreement provides for the creation of a working joint committee for the implementation of an Expedite Manufacturing Service. With the union membership on board with this venture, it will enable us to pursue new business opportunities with a more competitive offering.”
The 220 members manufacture cargo and utility doors, fairings, power and circuit breaker panels, avionics racks, shelves and trays, electrical/avionics enclosures, cabinets and consoles, junction boxes, special purpose structural assembly, close tolerance detailed parts and assemblies, parts kitting, close tolerance machining, and near-net forging and machining for the aerospace industry.
For further information:
Murray Quattrocchi – IAM Local Lodge 1542 President
Mark Simmonds – Arnprior Aerospace Vice President Operations
Gary Hynes – IAM Grand Lodge Representative