Tyrone jobs boost as Lagan Engineering expands

22 Feb 2016

Tyrone-based Lagan Engineering has announced plans to add to its workforce by 50pc, with 16 new employees expected to help the company double its turnover by 2018.

Operating out of Cookstown in Tyrone, Lagan Engineering already employs 33 people, with the latest investment enabling the company to extend its workshop space, install new plant and machinery and recruit for key posts and skilled workers.

Lagan designs and manufactures custom-built products for the sand, quarry, waste and recycling industries, with 11 of the 16 new positions already filled.

“This investment will allow us to expand and diversify over the next two years,” said Brian Lagan, MD of the company.

“With new workspace and an operations manager, a design engineer and a quality manager in place, we are confident that we can achieve significant turnover growth and increase our level of exports.”

Speaking during his visit to the company, Northern Ireland’s Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell said: “The new jobs will contribute £345,000 annually to the local economy and expand the manufacturing skills base in the Tyrone area. They include key management posts that will help guide the company as it moves to the next level.

“Growing and strengthening our indigenous manufacturing businesses is a priority for my department and for Invest NI. Manufacturing businesses account for 16pc of all local economic output and for one in every nine local jobs.”

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