HOUSTON, June 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dresser-Rand Group Inc. ("Dresser-Rand" or the "Company") (NYSE: DRC) today confirmed that Dresser-Rand Company has reached a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers Union Local 4601 (the "Union"), which represents 433 workers at its Olean, New York facility. The agreement is subject to a ratification vote by its members, which will be conducted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011.
Gustavo Nechar, Vice President of Human Resources for the Company said, "The Company is pleased with the progress made in the negotiations," and praised the negotiating teams for their resolve in this effort. "The agreement is an important step in improving the competitiveness of Olean operations," added Nechar.
"The tentative agreement will not be final until a ratification vote by the members," said Francis Argentieri, Director Human Resources for Dresser-Rand Company's North American Operations. "We believe that the Olean employees understand the importance of reaching an agreement that is fair and market competitive."
Dresser-Rand is among the largest suppliers of rotating equipment solutions to the worldwide oil, gas, petrochemical, and process industries. The Company operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Norway, India, and China, and maintains a network of 41 service and support centers covering more than 140 countries. Dresser-Rand has principal offices in Paris, France, and Houston, Texas.
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