NERCC, Richey finally join forces
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After more than fifteen years of conversations in offices and run-ins on jobsites, the New England Regional Council of Carpenters and Mark Richey Woodworking have come to terms on an agreement for the company to become union and its employees to join Shop and Mill Cabinet Local 51.

Richey operates a 130,000 square foot fabrication shop in Newburyport, Massachusetts where they produce architectural millwork. The company now plans to aggressively market themselves to union general contractors, some of whom have turned down Richey in the past in favor of union produced millwork.

"This is a major accomplishment for both the Carpenters union and Mark Richey," said Mark Erlich, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of NERCC. "Though we??ve always advocated for union shops, we recognized that Richey produced high quality work. We now look forward to helping them expand as a union shop in markets throughout New England."