Published: August 22, 2012
Burnham's MP unveils £500,000 extension at East Brent company

A major boost was made to the local economy this week when a local firm officially opened its new £500,000 factory extension near Burnham-On-Sea.

Burnham MP Tessa Munt opened new facilities at William Haley Engineering in East Brent during a special ceremony on Monday (August 20th).

Tessa said: "This is a large investment in a highly successful local business. People are often surprised that our local economy hosts industrial and manufacturing firms, but it does and I’m proud that we have such diversity and skills locally."

William Haley Engineering Ltd is the largest structural steelwork company in the south-west. It built the steel frame for the new Weston Pier and is currently building steel frames for schools across the country.

Part of the East Brent investment includes a new robotic plasma cutting machine for heavy steelwork.

Haley Engineering’s investment has the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in mind. The firm is aiming to expand and expects to increase employment by 20%.

The Haley Group, based in East Brent, employs 147 people, 50 in East Brent, 82 in Gloucester and 15 in Sutton.

It is a family-owned business primarily engaged in the manufacture of steel and composite structures.


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