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Engineering workforce is given a boost


Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell

Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell

Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell

A family-run engineering firm in Co Tyrone is creating a dozen new jobs.

McGrath Engineering in Coalisland, which trades as Ezystak Conveyors, designs and manufactures conveyors for the mining industry all around the world.

The company currently employs 32 people. It is receiving £90,000 from Invest NI towards a total investment of over £600,000.

Managing director Seamus McGrath said: "Our strategy has been to pursue growth by developing new products for the quarrying and mining sectors and increasing our geographical reach."

Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell said the firm had grown rapidly since it was set up with Invest NI funding in 2007.

"This new factory and further expansion marks the next step in its journey," he added.

He said the new jobs would pay above the private sector average, at around £20,000, and contribute over £250,000 to Co Tyrone economy. McGrath Engineering is also receiving research and development support to design new equipment.

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