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EXPANSION PLANS at Stranraer’s Grasshopper baby- wear factory
are in doubt. For the company cannot recruit enough machinists
to meet the demand.
this week, Group Production Executive Glynn Llewellyn told
the ‘Free Press’
we cannot recruit people we will have to look elsewhere".
machinists at the factory can earn up to £200 a week. But
a training school which was established by Enterprise Scotland
Dumfries and Galloway to provide people with basic machinist
skills has produced just three people on the production line.
company now urgently require an additional 15 machinists to
meet the bulging order books. Said Mr Llewellyn
are very concerned at the factory. We are down to 50 machinists.
We need at least another 15 just to cover the work."