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Contract Talks To Start For Granite Plant Union Workers

Rock of Ages granite quarry in Barre, Vermont
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Rock of Ages granite quarry in Barre, Vermont

Contract negotiations between two labor unions representing some workers at Vermont's largest granite manufacturing plant are about to start.
Rock of Ages Corp. in Barre was acquired as part of last year's merger with Canadian stone giant Polycor Inc.

The Time Argus reports contracts for the Granite Cutters Association and for United Steelworkers of America members expire at midnight on Friday, April 28.  The newspaper says it’s hoped that proposed contracts that can be presented for ratification on Saturday, April 29.

Polycor absorbed Rock of Ages when it acquired and merged with New Hampshire-based Swenson Granite LLC last September.

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