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Scores of jobs created at Ballymoney-based engineering company

Eighty-seven new jobs are being created at a Co Antrim engineering company.

The advanced manufacturing posts are the result of a £5 million expansion at Ballymoney-based McAuley Precision and McAuley Fabrication.

Twenty-three of the jobs are already in place while the rest will be recruited over the next four years.

Invest Northern Ireland has contributed £ 620,000.

Chief executive Alastair Hamilton said: "This announcement is positive news for the Ballymoney area and local manufacturing industry."

McAuley Precision focuses primarily on precision machining and tubular work for the transport, oil and gas and aerospace sectors while McAuley Fabrication concentrates on sheet metal fabrication work, including punching, folding and welding for the transport industry.

Managing director Jonathan McAuley said the investment signalled a "major milestone" in the firm's growth.

He said: "Our investment activities in the coming months will involve upgrading our manufacturing area, investing in our IT systems and new machinery as well as implementing a robust business development and marketing strategy to target new customers."

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