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Glenrothes firm’s big order leads to investment in youth jobs

Cllrs Altany Craik, Andy Heer, Ian Sloane, Kay Morrison and Betty Campbell meet senior members of the team at Proclad Group.

Cllrs Altany Craik, Andy Heer, Ian Sloane, Kay Morrison and Betty Campbell meet senior members of the team at Proclad Group.

A Glenrothes engineering firm which recently won its biggest order is supporting Fife Council’s efforts to create employment for young people.

Area committee chair Councillor Altany Craik joined other local councillors on a tour of Proclad Group, based at Viewfield Industrial Estate, as part of an ongoing visit programme.

The programme gives councillors the opportunity to see first-hand the hard work, dedication and contribution businesses make to the Fife economy.

In 2013, Proclad Group – one of the country’s foremost centres of excellence in heavy precision engineering – received a Regional Selective Assistance grant of £750,000 to support a £6 million project to upgrade its equipment. As a result, the company won its biggest ever order, worth £9.8 million, almost twice as big as any previous order.

As well as investing in equipment, Proclad has also invested in the workforce with additional apprentices. The company has also joined the engineering skills academy run as part of the council’s £5 million Fife Youth Job Contract.

Cllr Craik said: “I’m delighted to hear Proclad has managed to attract its biggest ever order. It’s also encouraging to hear it is helping the workforce of the future by pledging support to the Fife Youth Job Contract and skills academy to allow young people to find their way.”

 

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