Local Union 5429 and Cutco: USW Made for 68 Years

Pride in craftsmanship takes on an entirely new meaning when it comes to knives, blades and other products manufactured by members of USW Local Union 5429 at Cutco.

For more than 600 hourly employees at Cutco’s Olean, N.Y., factory, one thing is clear: there is no divide between our members and management.

That way of working is even part of the company's mission, “Above all else, we’re a family at Cutco. Family members, friends and neighbors work side-by-side at our factory, taking great pride in what they do. Our American workers are the heart of our company. Their experience and passion for making the best knives around is what keeps us going.” 

In order to make it a worker-friendly environment, Cutco and our members meet regularly to come up with new, innovative ways to ensure safety and quality. In fact, quality over quantity is always the priority.

Nothing leaves the factory unless it lives up to their high-quality standards. Members inspect and perform quality checks throughout the manufacturing process to ensure every knife meets their stringent requirements. It’s that attention to detail that makes the product and the work members of Local 5429 do so special.

Since 1949, the company has been one of the largest and best kitchen cutlery manufacturers -- Its product line includes kitchen knives, utensils, shears, flat wear, cookware and sporting knives. There is not a single knife shipped out of their facility, that is not physically touched by a Local 5429 member. Each product, from beginning to end, is crafted with American-made products by union workers, making Cutco the perfect example of an American tradition. 

Cutco's administrative headquarters are also located in Olean, Cutco and their products are only sold through in-home demonstrations, local events, online or at Cutco retail locations. One of the last of its kind, Cutco makes sure that the values the company established years ago are still represented today. To hear from some of our members and learn more about their pride in their work, visit usw.to/USWMadeCutco. 

To see the full line of Cutco products, or to place your holiday order today, visit usw.to/USWMadeCutco.

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