Unite the Union says it will work hard to protect the jobs of it's members at Penman Engineering in Dumfries.
Penman Engineering announced that administrators for the company had been appointed yesterday.
The company, which employs 140 people and specialises in bespoke vehicle design and construction, blamed a delay in the arrival of a major contract.
This is a worrying time for our members at Penman Engineering. In the coming days and weeks, we will support them, and will work hard to ensure that their rights are respected in this process.
“We will also work hard to protect their jobs. We will work constructively with the company and the administrators, and we call on our elected representatives at council, Holyrood and Westminster level, to do everything they can to help secure a new buyer.
“Scotland can’t afford to lose more high-skilled jobs from the manufacturing sector, and Dumfries & Galloway can’t afford another blow to its economy.”
Unions and politicians say they are doing all they can to protect 140 jobs at a Dumfries firm, which has entered administration.
An engineering company in Dumfries has gone into administration. Penman has been in business since 1859, and employs around 140 people.