I feel yesterday’s ratification of our Fargo location was in large part due to Strom’s preparations to operate our facilities had the union gone on strike. We successfully leveraged the plan at the bargaining table and reached a desirable agreement that was recommended by the union leadership and ratified the next day by rank and file.
Larry Hamm, Director of Industrial Relations Case New Holland
Strom Engineering Corporation was instrumental in providing the needed production, maintenance, and support manpower and expertise to bring production to normal levels during the entire work stoppage period. I found Strom responsive to the needs of the facility and reacted to our situation in a very quick and efficient manner. All problems encountered in staffing the facility were addressed immediately and resolved without issue. Strom Engineering delivered services as promised on time, with no surprises, in a courteous and professional manner.
F.M. Schuler, Plant Manager PolyOne
We have successfully reached an agreement with our Union. I want to thank you and your team or the way you worked with us through the process and helped us prepare for the potential of a different outcome. The confidence we had in your abilities allowed us to aggressively pursue this agreement. Thanks for your help!
Shawn T. Wood, Reliability Manger Georgia-Pacific
Strom not only provided the promised services, they over-delivered. Pricing was competitive with other firms considered in the top tier. Strom made me look good. This work stoppage came up very quickly, and they were able to turn around on a dime and get the replacements in within two days. Our local facility was initially quite resistant to bringing in “outsiders,” as they may not “fit in” from a cultural standpoint. This concern quickly evaporated and the general manager observed that, in many instances, the Strom employees were superior to (the union) workforce. Because we were able to ramp up quickly on production and quality, it sent the right signals to both customers and employees.
Wayne Bunch, VP Global Labor Relations Manitowoc
Matt and the staff at Strom provided great support to MLC during our contract negotiations. Strom staff visited our operation multiple times to understand the process and needs in the event of a work stoppage. At the same time, Strom staff educated our management team on the NLRA issues related to the negotiating process. I felt that MLC was ready to continue operation of the facility in the event of a labor strike. The preparation gave the negotiating team the confidence to successfully work through several difficult issues during the contract negotiations. Strom’s partnership played a significant role in that confidence.
Bob Roth, Human Resources Manager Mississippi Lime