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Good News for Local Economy with Caterpillar Investment

Ulster Unionist Party MLA Roy Beggs Jnr has said that today’s Investment announcement by Caterpillar is very good news for his constituency.  The American manufacturing giant which now runs the former FG Wilson plants in Larne, Monkstown and West Belfast are diversifying their operations into manufacturing vehicles used in the scrap metal and forestry industries. The East Antrim MLA commented: “Today’s announcement of a £7M investment with government support in Caterpillar is a welcome boost to the local economy.  We wait to see how many new jobs are created from this announcement, and how many will come to the former FG Wilson plants in Larne and Monkstown in my East Antrim constituency.  Nevertheless it is very good news which hopefully will help secure the existing jobs and provide re training opportunities.” Mr Beggs who has been out visiting local entrepreneurs and businesses with MEP Jim Nicholson today added: “I am … Continue reading

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FG Wilson Job Losses ‘Deeply Concerning’.

Ulster Unionist East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs Jnr has commented on the job losses announced for Larne based generator manufacturer FG Wilson. Mr Beggs said: “The news that a production line based at FG Wilson’s Larne factory is being transferred to Tianjin, China with the loss of 160 jobs and the possibility of a loss of a further 100 jobs is deeply concerning. We simply cannot afford to be exporting jobs rather than products to China or anywhere else. “Throughout the current recession, the continued success of FG Wilson has been a beacon of hope for the local economy. Relatively recently, there have been announcement of major investment in a state of the art Assembly line and more staff were hired, albeit on an agency basis. I understand that initially it is agency workers who will lose their jobs and this will be devastating to the families affected. We need … Continue reading

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