Published: April 29, 2012
MP Tessa Munt performs opening of new Highbridge glazing firm

Burnham and Highbridge MP Tessa Munt was the special guest at the opening of a new glazing firm in Highbridge on Friday (April 27th).

The M5 Glass Centre has opened on the Walrow Industrial Estate, replacing a company that went into liquidation last year.

The assets and building of Hill Leigh Glazing have been purchased by the M5 Glass Centre, which has invested £100,000.

Hill Leigh went into liquidation last summer with the loss of 14 jobs, as we reported here, but the new company has re-started production.

Tessa Munt cut a ribbon to officially open the new firm, watched by staff and supporters of the firm.

"It's great that new companies like this are opening in the Highbridge area, generating jobs and bringing income into the area," she said.

The 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.

It has also employed several of the former Hill Leigh staff and is planning to create further local employment opportunities.

Steven Michell, from M5 Glass Centre, told "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."

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