Tessa Munt performs opening of new Highbridge glazing firm
and Highbridge MP Tessa Munt was the special guest at the opening
of a new glazing firm in Highbridge on Friday (April 27th).
M5 Glass Centre has opened on the Walrow Industrial Estate, replacing
a company that went into liquidation last year.
assets and building of Hill Leigh Glazing have been purchased
by the M5 Glass Centre, which has invested £100,000.
Leigh went into liquidation last summer with the loss of 14 jobs,
as we reported here,
but the new company has re-started production.
Munt cut a ribbon to officially open the new firm, watched by
staff and supporters of the firm.
great that new companies like this are opening in the Highbridge
area, generating jobs and bringing income into the area,"
firm has given the site an overhaul and invested £100,000
in new machinery, which will be used to produce double-glazed
sealed units, toughened glass and a range of other glazing products.
has also employed several of the former Hill Leigh staff and is
planning to create further local employment opportunities.
Michell, from M5 Glass Centre, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's
some positive, upbeat news for the local area in what's been a
less than upbeat couple of years. We
are hoping to really get involved in the local community and have
already had some interaction with local schools and groups and
we are looking to do some local sports sponsorship."