Congratulations to David Buchanan, who was recently sworn in as president of the Rockford-based UAW Local 718. Buchanan has more than 18 years in union leadership experience, having previously served as trustee, civil rights committee member, chief steward and vice president. UAW Local 718 is comprised of employees at Gunite Corporation. Gunite is one of the leading North American manufacturers of wheel-end components for commercial vehicles. Their product line includes 100 percent made in the USA brake drums, disc wheel hubs, spoke wheels and rotors, as well as automatic slack adjusters for the heavy-duty and medium-duty trucking, off-highway and bus markets and their related aftermarkets. All of these products are made and assembled in Rockford, since 1854.
“I’ve been in the Union for many years,” said Buchanan. “And I’ve always made every effort to be the best I can in whatever capacity I was serving at the time,” he said. “As President, it will be no different. I’ll put forth the effort it takes to do this job to the very best of my ability.”
Soul News Network wishes to congratulate Buchanan on his new position.