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Agreement 2021

Canton Contract Negotiations

Welcome to Agreement 2021, a website focused on maintaining up-to-date and accurate communications regarding negotiations between TimkenSteel and United Steelworkers Local 1123. Our goal is to reach a fair, equitable agreement that supports the company’s vision and provides job security for our employees.

Reaching a timely agreement is critical as our industry and customers endure rapidly changing market dynamics, and our company continues to focus on achieving sustainable profitability through all cycles while operating safely and responsibly each and every day. 

Through this site, we will keep you informed on the relevant issues being discussed and the status of the collective bargaining progress, but will avoid debate that is better handled at the negotiating table. We invite you to check back often for new information.

Sincerely,
Mike Williams,
TimkenSteel President and CEO


UPDATE (10/29/21) – UNITED STEELWORKERS RATIFY FOUR-YEAR CONTRACT WITH TIMKENSTEEL

CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 29, 2021 — TimkenSteel Corp. (NYSE: TMST), a leader in high-quality specialty steel, manufactured components and supply chain solutions, announced today that its employees who are members of the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1123 have voted in favor of a new four-year contract.

“The company and union worked diligently to reach an agreement that continues to provide some of the area’s best wages and benefits, while also addressing some of our long-term competitive challenges,” said Mike Williams, president and chief executive officer. “Under this contract, we’ve worked together to help TimkenSteel more effectively manage some of our ongoing obligations while positioning us to remain one of the area’s best employers.”

The contract, which is in effect until Sept. 27, 2025, offers TimkenSteel’s Canton-based bargaining employees increases to base wages every year, competitive healthcare and retirement benefits for all members, and a continued focus on employee wellbeing as well as safe and sustainable operations.

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Our Legacy

Our Legacy

Worker

More than 100 years ago, six men used a ram and chains to manipulate an ingot as we began making steel in Canton, Ohio. 

Today, the processes we use to make some of the cleanest special bar quality steel in the world are more sophisticated, but a few things haven’t changed: Canton remains our home, and all of our products are made in America to be sold around the world. 

Our people operate with a set of core values that reflect our history and our future, with a safety-first culture, customer-driven outlook, focus on delivering best-in-class quality, a spirit of innovation and collaboration, and ethical and responsible operation. 

Together, we strive to be an industry-leading provider of high-quality specialty steel, manufactured components and supply chain solutions that deliver exceptional value to our customers, employees and shareholders. 

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OUR COMMITMENT

OUR COMMITMENT

Making a difference in Canton, Ohio

Making a difference in Canton, Ohio

TimkenSteel is proud to be one of Stark County’s leading employers and, in cooperation with our employees, one of the area’s longest-standing supporters of our community.

We’re also proud of the positive impact that we have on our region, the state of Ohio and the environment. Did you know that every job at TimkenSteel supports four other jobs in the state of Ohio, and that every dollar spent by TimkenSteel results in $3 going back into the community? We’re also the largest recycler in Stark County, using the equivalent of 1.35 million scrap automobiles a year to manufacture our highly engineered steels.

TimkenSteel continues to invest in its operations in Stark County, Ohio, including improvements that help strengthen its competitive position and support jobs. Since 2014, TimkenSteel has invested nearly $400 million in upgrading and maintaining its steel operations. In late 2017, we commenced startup of the new advanced quench and temper facility at the Gambrinus Steel Plant, and have also invested in our manufactured components facilities, which consume product made here in Stark County and benefit the company as a whole.

Read More about TimkenSteel’s commitment to operating responsibly, safely and with a focus on overall sustainability.

Read More about TimkenSteel’s focus on safety.

Related Links

Related Links

TimkenSteel’s Andrew Bissot Discusses Optimizing Product Mix at Any Utilization Level (themanufacturingoutlook.com) Read More.

CantonRep.com: Business — Mar. 23 (See "New president, CEO brings experience to leaner TimkenSteel operation" section) Read More.

Contact Us

For more information about our contract negotiations, please email Communications@TimkenSteel.com

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