Viceroy and Port Hope employees agree to three-year collective agreement

New products and services to be manufactured and sold from Port Hope plant

PORT HOPE, ON, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - Viceroy, Canada's premier provider of design, engineering and manufacturing of custom home packages for both owner/builder clients and professional contractors, today announced that the employees at their Port Hope plant, represented by the Canadian Autoworkers (CAW) Local 414, have ratified a three-year collective agreement.

"We are pleased that we have been able to reach a long-term collective agreement that is fair to both the employees and the Company," said Chris Lindal, Chief Operating Officer, Viceroy. "This agreement also provides the stability in our workforce that will allow us to continue to introduce new services and products to be manufactured out of our Port Hope operations and sold worldwide."

"Most of the employees covered by the collective agreement have spent the bulk of their career with Viceroy and we are pleased that we were able to achieve a collective agreement that respects their role in the company," said Chuck New, National Representative, CAW. "We look forward to continuing to build the finest quality custom home packages in the country."

Viceroy is a Canadian-based, community-minded company with operations across the country and factories in both Port Hope, Ontario and Richmond, British Columbia.

"The Municipality of Port Hope is very pleased that the CAW Local 414 and Viceroy have been able to reach a collective agreement that assures the continued operation of the plant in Port Hope," said Linda Thompson, Mayor of the Municipality of Port Hope. "This is a win-win situation for Port Hope and Viceroy."

SOURCE VICEROY HOMES LIMITED

For further information: For further information: Chris Lindal, Chief Operating Officer, Viceroy, (905) 885-8600

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