Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd describes an engineering firm securing planning permission to develop a new factory in Portadown as ‘great news’.
The MLA said:
“It is more positive news for the local economy, workers and families that Dawson Manufacturing & Engineering plan for its new facility to be built within the Charlestown Road industrial estate. The move will create another 20 to 25 jobs as part of an investment of between £8m and £10m.
“Currently employing around 40 people, the engineering firm envisages that a new state-of-the-art factory will enable further growth and facilitate the development of new products.
“This latest jobs and new factory announcement follows quickly on the heels of other substantial investments in the Upper Bann area. The rise in investments contradicts those who tell us the protocol is damaging the economy and we are at a disadvantage. The reality is clear to see in the new factories being built right here in Upper Bann.”