New jobs at Peterlee manufacturing plant

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ELEVEN new jobs have been created with the launch of a new factory.

Cubis Industries, which makes and designs pre-formed products used in underground access and protection, has launched a manufacturing site in Peterlee.

In addition to the 11 staff taken on, the firm plans to run a recruitment drive in the future and develop its operations at the base on the South West Industrial Estate.

The company is part of the CRH plc Group, Ireland’s largest plc.

Simon Goon, managing director of Business Durham, the economic development company for County Durham, said: “We have been in discussions with the company for many months and they are the latest in a long line to recognise County Durham’s growing reputation as a top location for expanding companies.

“We will do everything we can to offer more help and support to ensure the company grows and develops within the county.”

Colman Cooney, commercial director for Cubis Industries, said: “This is an exciting move for us. We have received excellent support from the Business Durham team and our first-class facilities will help us expand even further.

“We have taken on 11 new members of staff, but we are looking to create more in the future.”

Councillor Neil Foster, Durham County Council’s cabinet member for economic regeneration, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Cubis as the latest innovative business choosing County Durham as the place to locate.

“Through the work of Business Durham we’re ensuring that the county is seen as a great place to work and live, creating jobs and boosting the local economy.”