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Derry firm Gallagher and McKinney creating 14 jobs after building new facility

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Seamus Mellon (left), managing director of Gallagher and McKinney, with Bill Montgomery, Invest NI’s director of advanced manufacturing and engineering

Seamus Mellon (left), managing director of Gallagher and McKinney, with Bill Montgomery, Invest NI’s director of advanced manufacturing and engineering

Seamus Mellon (left), managing director of Gallagher and McKinney, with Bill Montgomery, Invest NI’s director of advanced manufacturing and engineering

A Londonderry engineering firm has created 14 jobs after building a new manufacturing facility.

Gallagher and McKinney Ltd built the new facility at Skeoge Industrial Park.

Economic development agency Invest NI offered £94,500 towards the new jobs, half of which are already in place. The roles include BIM/CAD operatives and junior engineers, along with skilled fitters and welders.

The firm said it is also hiring five new apprentices each year.

The mechanical engineering and piping company provides contractor and sub-contractor project management on piping projects, including steel work support systems.

Seamus Mellon, managing director at Gallagher and McKinney, said: "Historically we have worked as a sub-contractor on large piping projects but we have recently acted as principal contractor on substantial projects with Seagate Technology and are now looking to build on this element of our business.

"Investing in our team is crucial to our strategy to grow our business and bid for larger contracts and we are grateful for Invest NI's support to recruit and get these positions in place quickly.

"We have ambitious plans for the business with a focus on key sectors including pharmaceutical, waste to energy and data centres in both GB and Europe."

He added: "This investment in both our new facility and new people places us in a strong position to deliver against these plans."

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