Scotland business

WGM Engineering to create new jobs in Livingston and Govan

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Image caption The new jobs will be split between WGM's bases in Govan and Livingston

Engineering manufacturing firm WGM Engineering is to create 35 new jobs at its bases in Livingston and Glasgow.

The expansion plans follow an award of £200,000 in Regional Selective Assistance from Scottish Enterprise.

The investment will bring the total number of jobs at WGM's Livingston and Govan sites to 168.

WGM works with companies in a range of sectors, including water and waste, petrochemical and power generation in the UK and abroad.

The jobs announcement was made by Youth Employment Minister Angela Constance.

She said: "WGM has committed to creating a further 35 jobs, which will support their future expansion and as a result will bring a substantial boost to the local economy.

"This company has a long history of working in Scotland and developing their business model to adapt to customer wants and demands."

She said the company already had a highly skilled workforce, but was ready to "take the next step" as it looked towards the future.

WGM managing director Ian Mathieson added: "We are investing heavily in our facilities and our workforce because we recognise that our primary market in the oil and gas sector is forecast to grow strongly over the next few years, both in the UK and overseas.

"This new investment and expansion will help ensure WGM Engineering has the capacity to capture a share of that growth."

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