Posted on Wednesday 7 May 2014 by Ulster Business
A Toome manufacturing company is creating 15 new jobs to help meet growing demand from the poultry industry.
Copper Industries, which makes hot water cylinders and buffer tanks, is supplying the products through processor Moy Park's Grower Expansion Programme, a scheme which will see one of Northern Ireland's biggest companies help build 400 new poultry houses.
The boost to demand, which has also come from expansion into the social housing, hospitality and health sectors, has seen the company's manufacturing arm work "round-the-clock", according to director Cathal Shivers.
"Over the last few years we've invested significantly in our facilities and R&D capabilities to ensure our product range remains at the leading edge," he said. "Thanks to this we're ideally positioned to meet the surge in demand from the farming community and, as the only locally-owned company with the capabilities to provide such a bespoke service, we look forward to growing this area of our business in the months ahead."
In addition to creating 15 new jobs, Copper Industries is also developing its manufacturing facility at its mid Ulster site, to accommodate bespoke production requirements.