More than 200 members Teamsters Local 371 from Nichols Aluminum in Davenport have ratified a new contract.

Union president Howard Spoon said the ratification vote took place Thursday and Friday “and we have a new five-year agreement.”

He said the vote was overwhelmingly in favor of the new contract.

“It did ratify and ratify by a large majority,” he said.

The union staged a nearly 12-week strike earlier this year, walking off the job in late January when contract talks stalled. In mid-April, the union ended the strike and more than half of the union employees were called back to work. That number had grown steadily to about 35 who had not been called back as of Sept. 20, Spoon prevsiously said.

A tentative agreement was reached more than a week ago by both sides.

The union represents about 254 Nichols employees, including 220 union workers. The union has worked without a contract since Nov. 15.

Nichols produces aluminum for customers in the construction industry who manufacture end products such as soffitts and downspouts. Parent company Quanex manufactures engineered products and components for the energy-efficient building products markets.

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