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Multi-million takeover of Cullybackey firm welcomed

16 January, 2009

North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has welcomed the announcement that more than 100 jobs are to be saved at Stevenson & Co in Cullybackey after Dunbia announced that it was to acquire the business.

Mr McKay said

"The announcement that more than 100 jobs will be saved at Stevensons will come as a great relief to people in the Cullybackey and wider Ballymena area, especially after the announcement before Christmas that the business could close.

"This multi-million pound takeover will also create up to 70 new jobs, which is a rarity in this current economic climate, and it demonstrates the confidence that Dunbia has in Stevensons' workforce, its supply chain and its reputation.

"It is good news for our pork producers, the agricultural industry and the local economy." ENDS


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