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Union Tools closes Frankfort, N.Y., plant

Local 1916 leaders pose at the Union Tools plant. L. to r. are Richard Bernier, president; Don Miles, recording secretary; and Larry Russell, treasurer.

Seventy-five Local 1916 members lose jobs

A 100-YEAR-OLD lawn and garden tool-making operation in Frankfort, N.Y., shut its doors permanently December 1, throwing 75 Boilermakers from Local 1916 out of work. Union Tools had produced shovels, hoes, and forks, under brand names like Razor-Back and UnionPro. In April 2006, Ames True Temper purchased Union Tools. It subsequently shut down the Frankfort plant and folded the operation into its more modern U.S. manufacturing facilities.

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