Dodds announces 155 jobs boost for Coleraine
Pictured (L-R) are Eugene and Adrian Dixon, Directors of Maine Surface Finishing with Minister for the Economy Diane Dodds and Kevin Holland, CEO of Invest NI.
Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced that Coleraine based manufacturer Maine Surface Finishing is creating 155 jobs in a major £9.5m expansion.
The company provides powder coating and wet paint spraying and in-house fabrication across its four factories in Coleraine, Dunloy, Garvagh and Magherafelt.
This significant investment by Maine Surface Finishing marks an exciting development in the company’s 20 year history and is extremely positive news for Northern Ireland’s manufacturing industry.
Diane Dodds, Minister for the Economy
Roles to be recruited include highly skilled engineers, fabricators, welders and administrative roles at the company’s premises in Wattstown Business Park in Coleraine, an Invest NI-owned industrial park.
Making the announcement, the Minister said: “This significant investment by Maine Surface Finishing marks an exciting development in the company’s 20 year history and is extremely positive news for Northern Ireland’s manufacturing industry. In total, the new jobs will contribute almost £3.8m in annual salaries to the Northern Ireland economy.
“The investment is testament to Maine Surface Finishing’s commitment to the Coleraine area. It will also strengthen the company’s position as an important player within Northern Ireland’s materials handling sector, providing key supply chain services to some of our leading exporters.”
Forty jobs are already in place and the other 115 staff will be recruited over the next two years.
We are delighted to be expanding our operations in Coleraine and working with Invest NI to support 155 jobs for the local economy.
Adrian Dixon, Director, Maine Surface Finishing
Adrian Dixon, Director of Maine Surface Finishing, said: “We are delighted to be expanding our operations in Coleraine and working with Invest NI to support 155 jobs for the local economy. Our investment will include the purchasing of state of the art equipment, the development of two new units in Wattstown Business Park and the introduction of a new ICT system so we can effectively manage projected growth.
“Whilst we already have a strong position supplying many of Northern Ireland’s original equipment manufacturers, this investment will enable us to improve our efficiency, ramp up production and pursue identified opportunities in GB and ROI.”
Welcoming the announcement, Kevin Holland, Invest NI’s CEO, said: “We are pleased to be supporting Maine Surface Finishing to create over 150 jobs in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area. The company’s strategic focus on innovation is allowing it to make its largest investment to date, expand its customer base and significantly increase its turnover.”