WASHINGTON manufacturer Thermal Resources Management (TRM) Group is hitting the heights by going underground.
The firm has recently completed work on the New Delhi metro system, as well as the Kuwait University campus and Kuwait International Airport.
The work has allowed the firm to added 10 staff in the last 12 months, bringing the total workforce at its site on the Wear Industrial Estate to 90.
TRM is aiming to create more jobs over the next year as part of further expansion plans.
It makes temperature measurement devices, industrial heating systems and fireproof wiring cable.
At the peak of the New Delhi metro system project, TRM supplied 40,000 metres of wiring per month, to a system which now covers 120 miles and carries up to two million passengers a day.
Managing director Doug Dooley, said: “We are delighted at the company’s success in winning major projects worldwide. These each bring work to our plant in Sunderland, and increase the numbers and quality of jobs we can offer local people.” The firm has been supported by Sunderland City Council’s Business Investment Team. Deputy council leader, Coun Harry Trueman, said: “TRM is a first-rate example of our successful manufacturing sector. It is fantastic news that the companies are exporting 85 per cent of their products and winning complex projects against global competition.”