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MP Welcomes Cookstown Jobs and Investment by Vion Foods

28 March, 2012 - by Westminster

Martin McGuinness MP MLA for Mid Ulster has welcomed the news of an £11.5 million investment by Vion Foods into their Cookstown factory which will see the creation of 164 new jobs.

Martin McGuinness said: “This is a good news story in difficult economic times and a welcome boost to the Cookstown and wider Mid Ulster economy”

“Investment on this scale with 164 jobs will ensure the continued development of the factory in terms of technology and equipment. This will enable the local workforce to enhance their own skills and experience in the food sector which will greatly benefit them in the industry.

The creation of an additional 164 jobs will not only instil confidence into the local economy but will create significant spin-off benefits to other local businesses. It will also confirm the Cookstown factory’s position as the largest pig processing plant on the island of Ireland.

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