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Green light for jobs at Fermanagh traffic control firm

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By Staff Reporter

Co Fermanagh firm Ernco Group is investing £250,000 and creating new jobs in a bid to boost exports of its traffic management products.

The Derrylin-based business is hoping to increase its sales into the Republic - creating three new posts.

Seamus Owens, director of Ernco Group said: "We diversified into the traffic management products market in 2009 and have seen sales in this sector increase sharply during the past two years due to significant investment in the services infrastructure in the Republic of Ireland."

Ernco Group was set up a decade ago to provide project management and consultancy services to the manufacturing and construction sectors.

Invest NI has put forward £23,000 towards the expansion.

"Invest NI's support will enable us to recruit the three additional workers we need at a rate to accept orders for our new product range," Mr Owens said.

"In the longer term, our enhanced workforce will also afford us greater opportunity to focus on developing the product range and business further."

Patricia Devine, of Invest NI, said: "Ernco Group has evolved in recent years and adapted its business strategy to follow the market conditions imposed upon it through the recession.

"The manufacture and distribution of road signage is a niche area which has significant growth potential."

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