Sixteen production jobs created following unprecedented demand for company’s products
SIXTEEN new jobs have been created by Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd as part of a £450,000 investment in their production operations. The investment in skills brings the overall number of staff employed by the company to 200.
Kilwaughter, who are based outside Larne, in Co. Antrim, say the new roles in production follow unprecedented demand for their products, including their K Rend commercial and residential renders.
The company serves several sectors, including construction and agriculture, with products including through-colour renders, external wall insulation systems, soil health conditioning minerals and livestock bedding lime solutions to control bacteria.
Gary Wilmot, chief executive of Kilwaughter Minerals, said: ‘With the economy emerging from the coronavirus pandemic, we are working hard to respond to what has been a sustained surge in demand, particularly in our construction sectors.
‘While the new positions see Kilwaughter reach the 200-employee milestone, the company supports hundreds more in the local supply chain.
‘As a key employer in the Mid and East Antrim borough and a catalyst for growth in the wider Northern Ireland economy, we are committed to continued local investment to enhance our market-leading position.
‘These new jobs allow us to satisfy the demand for our existing suite of products while we also remain focused on developing new and innovative solutions to drive further growth.’