USW Drops Lawsuit Opposing Sale of Keystone Cement Plant

Contact: R.J. Hufnagel,, 412-562-2450

The United Steelworkers (USW) union has dropped its opposition to the proposed $151 million sale of Keystone Cement’s Bath Plant in Northampton County, Pa., to Lehigh Hanson Inc. and issued the following statement:

“Last week, the USW filed a lawsuit regarding the sale of Keystone’s facility, and the union has now filed to dismiss it. The Steelworkers and Lehigh Hanson have been involved in a good-faith effort to resolve their differences, therefore rendering the lawsuit unnecessary.

“The Steelworkers and Lehigh Hanson have a longstanding, positive bargaining relationship, and the USW believes that Lehigh Hanson’s potential acquisition of the Keystone Cement facilities in Bath, Pa., will be in the best interests of the nearly 100 USW-represented employees who work there.

“If Lehigh Hanson purchases the Keystone facility, the USW looks forward to working with the company in the future and expects to continue to build a positive, constructive relationship.”

The USW represents 850,000 men and women employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in public sector and service occupations.

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