Politicians and a trade union have pledged to try and save a Dumfries firm which specialises in armoured vehicles.
Penman Engineering, which has 140 staff, went into administration on Wednesday.
The union, Unite, is due to visit the firm later today but in a statement said it would work hard to protect jobs.
Politicians from across the board have voiced concerns and yesterday Dumfries and Galloway MP Richard Arkless held meetings with staff and administrators and said the mood was 'positive' about the prospects of finding a buyer.
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.