Chicago-Based Milton Industries Signs
Three-Year Union Agreement
Manufacturer Works In Partnership
With Labor Force To Keep 110 U.S. Jobs
CHICAGO, September 13, 2017 – Compressed air accessories and fitting manufacturer Milton Industries (miltonindustries.com) has executed a three-year contract with its organized labor force that outlines a win-win working partnership. Despite absorbing significant cost increases, primarily associated with the new City of Chicago ordinances, the management and labor teams have worked together to gain meaningful production efficiencies and maintain production of its Made in USA products.
“With many major resellers sourcing products off-shore and most competitors closing their U.S. operations, Milton is one of the few remaining Made in U.S.A. pneumatic accessory suppliers,” said Milton Industries, Inc. President and CEO, Greg Carlson. “We are proud of our team’s resilience and commitment to making quality, high performance, and the most durable products, by a great team, here in Chicago…a world-class city.”
“Milton has been able to maintain our primary manufacturing facility in Chicago and continues to employ its 110 teammates that contribute to our success,” says Carlson. The 125,000 square-foot production plant is located on the 4500 block of Cortland Street (near northwest side), Hermosa Park area. “Milton continues our commitment to products made in the U.S.A.”
Milton products are available at most automotive/heavy-duty dealers, jobbers, “behind the counter,” farm & agricultural retailers, hardware stores, and industrial distributors. Products are also available online via the ecommerce divisions of its customers and Internet resellers.
About Milton Industries
Milton Industries was founded in 1943 as a family business with only a handful of products and a simple idea; “provide the highest quality products for our customers.” For over 70 years, Milton has made the pneumatic accessories of choice in the automotive, agricultural, construction, home, heavy-duty and industrial workplace. Milton invented many industry-standard products, including the classic M-Style “I/M” KWIK® Change Coupler and Plug, Window Inflator Gage, Safety Blow Guns and the iconic Driveway Signal chimes and bell. Today, Milton makes more than 1400 different product SKU’s and continues to be a privately held company.
For more information about Milton Industries and its products, go to: miltonindustries.com.
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