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Formica plan major investment in North Shields factory in the UK

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A major investment is taking shape to improve facilities at a North Shields factory and safeguard hundreds of jobs.

Fletcher Building is planning to invest tens of millions of pounds over the next three years in Formica Group’s North Shields factory and office.

Formica Group, which employs more than 300 people, produces thousands of different laminate sheets for doors in businesses, schools and hospitals around Europe.

Mark Adamson, CEO of Fletcher Building, was at the factory in Norham Road to see the progress on work bringing all staff back under one roof at the site.

Office space is currently being refurbished to bring sales staff and management from nearby Cobalt Park back onto the North Shields plant.

Speaking to the News Guardian, Mark said: “The investment will be spent in new technology and upgrading facilities.

“The problem with North Shields is that while people were spending money in North America and Asia, this business didn’t get its fair share of capital.

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