CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- A United Steelworkers union has approved a five-year contract that will allow a $225 million expansion of an Ohio manufacturing plant to proceed.
Local Canton members of the union on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a five-year contract with the Timken manufacturing company.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports Wednesday (http://bit.ly/xeE2EQ ) that the contract covers workers at four plants operated by Canton-based Timken, which manufactures industrial bearings and specialty steel products.
While workers in January voted to reject a previous agreement reached by union leaders, Tuesday's vote ensures the expansion at Timken's Faircrest plant.
Joe Hoagland, president of Local 1123, said the new agreement retains a $5,000 retirement bonus that the rejected version would have eliminated.
The current contract expires in September 2013.