John O’Dowd has described the announcement of a multi-million pound investment and job boost in Lurgan as ‘excellent news’ for Upper Bann.
Commenting after County Armagh plastics manufacturing company Radius Plastics announced its planning of a huge multi-million redevelopment of its Lurgan base, the MLA said:
“It is excellent news that this move at the Halfpenny Valley Industrial Estate is expected to deliver a major jobs boost for Upper Bann.
“This is the second major redevelopment proposal by a long-standing company in Upper Bann which has been announced recently, along with the submission of a pre-application notice by Glanbia Cheese Ltd for a redeveloped site at its Magheralin base.
“These proposals will hopefully unlock local expertise and skills to boost local industries, create jobs and grow our economy, which is very much welcome, especially during the current cost-of-living crisis.
“It is also great news for our young people of Upper Bann. There should be an incentive for the younger generation to stay at home rather than seeking employment elsewhere, and the delivery of more well-paid jobs in our area could not come at a better time.”