Regal Ware employees approve five-year contract

Regal Ware makes cookware.

Management and union workers at cookware manufacturer Regal Ware in Kewaskum have come to an agreement on a new five-year labor contract.

Regal Ware makes cookware.

Local 850 bargaining committee members and representatives from United Steelworkers International negotiated with company management on the agreement.

The company’s approximately 200 Wisconsin manufacturing employees ratified the agreement Nov. 2, and it will take effect Dec. 12. The contract includes market-based salary increases for each of the next five years and shift premiums, as well as life insurance, accident and sickness benefit improvements, the company said.

Regal ware has a total of 320 employees.

“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,” said Jeff Reigle, president and chief executive officer at Regal Ware. “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.”

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Molly Dill, former BizTimes Milwaukee managing editor.

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