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19 people to lose jobs in Barnstaple factory closure

By NDJFran  |  Posted: December 04, 2013

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A BARNSTAPLE factory will be closing in 2014, making 19 people redundant.

Meggitt, an engineering firm in Fishleigh Road at Roundswell, has confirmed it will be closed by mid 2014.

Fiona Greig, group communications manager, said: “Over the past three years, Meggitt’s Thomson A&D facility in the UK has struggled to maintain profitability in the face of lower orders from European industrial and aerospace customers.

“An announcement was made to the 19 staff at the Barnstaple facility on 17 September 2013 regarding the potential closure of the facility in early 2014.

“The consultation has now finished, as a result of which Meggitt has had to confirm the requirement to close the factory during Q1 2014.

“16 roles have been made redundant. Three have been invited to stay on to assist with the closure until mid-2014. All are receiving outplacement services from Meggitt to help find new employment.”

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