Trade Resources Company News Linden Foods Plans to Invest to Expand Operations at Its Meat Processing Facility in UK

Linden Foods Plans to Invest to Expand Operations at Its Meat Processing Facility in UK

Linden Foods plans to invest £5m to expand operations at its meat processing facility in Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK, creating 179 new jobs.

A majority of the new positions created by the expansion will be in production, with a small number in managerial positions. Invest Northern Ireland has offered assistance of £520,000 under its Jobs Fund to support the company's plans for growth within the food retailing sector.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said the new production and managerial positions to be created in Dungannon will generate over £2.5m annually in additional salaries.

"This is a fantastic boost to the local area, the local community and to the wider Northern Ireland economy."

"Invest Northern Ireland's support will enable this progressive meat processing firm to recruit its new staff members quickly and capitalise on growth opportunities within the convenience food market," Foster added.

Linden Foods chairman Trevor Lockhart said, "The support from Invest NI through its Jobs Fund will allow us to create the workforce we need to meet the demand for our range of new and innovative products among export customers and enable us to cement our leading position within the meat processing industry."

Two years ago Linden Foods opened a new purpose-built facility adjacent to the company's main processing site at Granville. In addition to the new preparation, production and dispatch areas, the 5,740m premises included a dedicated innovation centre and development kitchen.

Linden Foods, a subsidiary of Fane Valley Co-operative Society, sources and produces beef and lamb for supermarkets, convenience food manufacturers and the wider meat packaging industry in the UK and Europe.

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Meat Processing Firm Linden Foods to Expand Operations in UK