PENSION AND RETIREMENT BENEFIT PLANS.
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
|Retirement Benefits [Abstract]|
|PENSION AND RETIREMENT BENEFIT PLANS.||
The Company sponsors a defined benefit pension plan (the “Retirement Plan”) and a health care and life insurance plan (the “Postretirement Plan”). The Company assumed the Retirement Plan and the Postretirement Plan as part of its acquisition of PE Central on July 1, 2015.
The Retirement Plan is noncontributory, and covers only “grandfathered” unionized employees at the Company’s Pekin, Illinois facility who fulfill minimum age and service requirements. Benefits are based on a prescribed formula based upon the employee’s years of service. The Retirement Plan, which is part of a collective bargaining agreement, covers only union employees hired prior to November 1, 2010.
The Company uses a December 31 measurement date for its Retirement Plan. The Company’s funding policy is to make the minimum annual contribution required by applicable regulations. As of December 31, 2018, the Retirement Plan’s accumulated projected benefit obligation was 18,690,000, with a fair value of plan assets of $13,257,000. The underfunded amount of $5,433,000 is recorded on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet in other liabilities.
The Company’s net periodic Retirement Plan costs are as follows (in thousands):
The Postretirement Plan provides postretirement medical benefits and life insurance to certain “grandfathered” unionized employees. Employees hired after December 31, 2000 are not eligible to participate in the Postretirement Plan. The Postretirement Plan is contributory, with contributions required at the same rate as active employees. Benefit eligibility under the plan reduces at age 65 from a defined benefit to a defined dollar cap based upon years of service. As of December 31, 2018, the Postretirement Plan’s accumulated projected benefit obligation was $5,711,000 and is recorded on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet in other liabilities. The Company’s funding policy is to make the minimum annual contribution required by applicable regulations.
The Company’s net periodic Postretirement Plan costs are as follows (in thousands):
The entire disclosure for an entity's employee compensation and benefit plans, including, but not limited to, postemployment and postretirement benefit plans, defined benefit pension plans, defined contribution plans, non-qualified and supplemental benefit plans, deferred compensation, share-based compensation, life insurance, severance, health care, unemployment and other benefit plans.
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