Snappy Signs New Three-Year Union Contract in Detroit Lakes, MN

Written on: May 3, 2016 by ICM

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Snappy Air Distribution Products (, a leading supplier of metal pipe for the residential HVAC market, has signed a new three-year contract with Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local #10 in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The contract ensures labor stability to fulfill ongoing demand for the company’s products and is the final lynchpin in a yearlong turnaround of Snappy.
“We have achieved our goal of creating a fair agreement for all involved parties,” says Snappy Chief Executive Officer Chris Thomas. “The new agreement continues to provide above-market wages and benefits for our 104 union employees, while providing an opportunity for them to share in Snappy’s profits. I’m extremely proud of our union employees’ craftsmanship which provides our customers with industry leading quality and service.”
“Our bargaining team exhibited tremendous persistence and focus on detail in achieving this new agreement, which I’m confident will be viewed by our membership as a fair contract,” adds Ricky Englund, Business Representative for the local union. “I’m very pleased that the Collective Bargaining Committee leaders have endorsed this contract for ratification by their members. I want to thank our membership for standing so strongly behind us throughout this process.”
Thomas framed up the significance of the deal. “This contract, along with the Medina, N.Y., agreement signed in 2015, delivers labor stability to meet current and expected demand for the foreseeable future,” says Thomas.
Courtesy: Business Wire