New jobs as construction firm opens in Portadown

McMullen Facades
McMullen Facades

A local construction firm has launched a major recruitment drive as it invests in a massive new state of the art manufacturing facility.

Moira-based glazing specialist McMullen Facades is opening new premises in Portadown in order to support its thriving order book of projects across the UK.

The new facility is three times the size of McMullen’s current premises, with additional investment in machinery, automation and handling equipment helping to increase capacity and production.

Specialising in the design manufacture, and installation of specialist unitised building facades, the company is enjoying particular success in the London high-rise residential and commercial office market as well as securing projects as part of the creation of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ in Northern England.

The company’s current order book includes a number of high-profile London projects valued at £65m which will be manufactured in the new factory.

When the new Portadown facility is at full production, there will be up to 125 staff employed which will bring the company’s total workforce to 250.

McMullen Facades managing director Ronnie Mills said: “This is a really exciting time for McMullen Facades both in terms of the work that we are doing and the clients that we are working with. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovation and a leader in the specialist contractors sector which has led to significant growth in recent years. So much so that we have now outgrown our current manufacturing facility and will soon be moving to a much larger factory in Portadown, creating a number of new jobs. We are delighted that our expansion has been able to bring a benefit to the local community and the regional manufacturing industry. We may be operating in the national construction market but we are very much a local company at heart and we look forward to welcoming new faces to the McMullen Facades family.”

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