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Pig housing firm invests 31.4m

by 5m Editor
29 May 2006, at 12:00am

NORTHERN IRELAND - A CO Tyrone-based pig housing business plans to invest 31.4m in a new factory in Strabane which will double its workforce to 40.

Portapig, which is changing its name to Finrone, has also announced that it has bought one of its competitors, Integrated Piggery Systems in Yorkshire, which employs 10, and is to manufacture the Pyramid Craftmaster range of pig housing.

Under the expansion plans, the firm, which operates from Castlederg, will manufacture the panels for its products in Strabane instead of buying them from its present European supplier.

Portapig is to continue as the company's pig housing brand.

The company also intends to sell panels to other animal housing manufacturers through its Bonded Panel Systems company and to expand into farm waste treatment and management after acquiring the rights for Borger stainless steel storage slurry tanks in the UK and Ireland.

Source: Belfast Telegraph

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