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More than 200 people are to lose their jobs at a creamery in Wrexham, dairy company First Milk has announced.
First Milk today confirmed that it will go ahead with the proposals with the loss of 230 jobs.
North Wales creamery, First Milk, says it plans to close its facility in Maelor, just outside Wrexham, by the end of 2014.
In a statement today the company said it's after the loss of a 'significant customer contract'. The company added that they will begin a consultation period with employees.
Two hundred and thirty one jobs are under threat tonight at Dairy Company, First Milk, just outside Wrexham.
The company told staff in Maelor that they plan to close the factory in 2014.
Welsh Secretary David Jones said: "This is a sobering reminder of the challenges the Welsh economy still faces.
"We need to ensure we maintain close relations with businesses on the ground in Wales, focus on retaining and creating jobs, and attracting new business opportunities across the country."
The company has been asked for a statement.