Story by Jeff Jenkins, MetroNews

BEVERLY, W.Va. — Union workers at the AHF Products plant in Randolph County have voted to strike after rejecting a new contract.

A Sunday night news release from the company said a new tentative contract reached by the company and the bargaining unit of Teamsters Local 175 representing workers at the hardwood flooring plant had been reached but a “narrow plurality” of workers voted to reject the contract and go out on strike.

The company said the “good-faith agreement would result in the largest economic package for workers in the history of the location.”

The company said the plant would remain open.

“The AHF Products Beverly facility remains open, and work is available for any bargaining unit member who wants to work,” AHF said. “The company continues to serve its customers through abundantly available product. Our team stands ready to move forward with the agreement that both sides have already worked successfully to craft.”

The company and union last had a labor dispute in March 2020.

The plant has approximately 500 union workers.