Mustang Marine received £100,000 of Skills Growth Wales funding from the Welsh Government in February to train more than 100 employees. Economy Minister Edwina Hart AM told ITV News that Pembroke Port has a lot of skilled personnel and it was important to see companies do well.
Economy Minister Edwina Hart AM will officially open a new boat building construction hall in Pembroke Port today, as part of the first major investment in the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone.
Growing demand for workboats, pilot boats, wind farm support vessels and passenger vessels from around the world prompted the building of the £1.5million hall. The completion of the hall marks the end of the second part of the phased development at the Pembroke Dock facility.
Work to create a new £1.5million boat building facility at Pembroke Port is underway. The fabrication hall - the first major investment in the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone - will double the size of the size of workboat construction operations and create more than 100 jobs at Mustang Marine.
It is hoped the expansion will see the operation double in size over the next three years.
Once these buildings are completed we expect to at least double the number of jobs from the more than 100 skilled men and women we have here today. Our company has been built up by the Lewis family and through investment in people, technology and facilities has gone from strength to strength in terms of physical resources as well as financial stability.
– Kevin Lewis, Mustang Marine
This is fantastic news for Pembroke Dock as shipbuilding is what the town is known for and the creation of job opportunities is exactly what we need to get the economy moving again and regenerate the town.
One hundred and twenty jobs are to go at a window manufacturing company in Pembroke Dock.
The UK Window Group confirmed the shut down at its Cambrian Windows facility on the outskirts of Pembroke.
The decision follows a 90 day consultation. The factory will close at the end of May.
It is with regret that we announce the closure of the Cambrian Windows facility in Pembroke Dock. The management team have taken all steps possible to explore all viable alternatives to avoid this situation.
One hundred and twenty jobs are under threat at a window manufacturing company in Pembroke Dock.
The UK Window Group is proposing to close the Cambrian Windows facility on the outskirts of Pembroke.
In a statement today, bosses said the company will continue to operate as normal while staff at Cambrian Windows go through a 90 day consultation.
We would like to stress that at the moment this is a proposal and that no final decision has been made. Up to this time, we believe that we have taken all steps possible in order to avoid this situation. However, trading conditions have continued to be significantly tougher than anticipated.