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Work Begins at Cheese Packaging Plant
cheese jobs will be created in Stranraer by the end of
after work began this week on a new £13.5 million
packing plant and cold
store at McLelland Cheese.
In a massive boost to the local
economy, McLelland will be producing 100
million packs of cheese by the turn of the year. And for
the first time in its 150-year history, the cheese company
a fully integrated production, maturing, packing and storing
most advanced of its type in the whole world.
sod on the 3000sq metre packaging plant was cut on Tuesday
newly-elected local MSP Alex Fergusson.
That plant will be
built on land adjacent to the old powder store which was
demolished last week. It will employ 40 people including
In addition, a massive cold store capable
of holding 10,000 tonnes of
maturing cheddar will be constructed on a 25 acre site
on the opposite side
of the Commerce Road factory.
of Shropshire have been appointed to oversee the
construction of both the packing plant and the cold store
at a combined cost
of £13.5 million.
date of late September for the packing plant has been set
by Wrekin. And the cold store should follow two months later.