JCB is celebrating record profits for last year.
Despite a decline in demand, sales in Africa and America have continued to grow for the Staffordshire-based company.
Business leaders say the company is vital to the economy, supporting more than 20,000 jobs in the UK.
John Willats reports.
More top news
A pensioner who was attacked in his Birmingham home in front of his 95-year-old mum has been shortlisted for the Pride of Birmingham Awards.
A man from Buxton has been jailed after amassing an arsenal of weapons, including a submachine gun in his bedroom.
Any lingering rain soon clearing leaving scattered showers.