South East Wales

Newport recycling plant expansion creates 30 jobs

A specialist recycling company is expanding its operation in south east Wales, creating 30 new jobs.

Celtic Recycling in Newport dismantles and recycles heavy electrical equipment such as industrial transformers.

Two new industrial units, a weighbridge and engineering facilities are being built and should be finished by February 2012.

The latest expansion there has been partly funded with a £350,000 grant from the Welsh government.

Managing director Keith James said the facility would give the business the space and equipment it needs to expand.

Construction work is getting under way at Celtic's four-acre site on Queensway Meadows Industrial Estate in Newport.

Cardiff construction company Opco has won a £2m contract for the new development.

Celtic Recycling has grown rapidly from its original base near Bridgend and now employs 80 staff across its two sites. Major clients include utility companies.

"The development of the Newport site underpins our expansion plans and our commitment to providing innovative recycling and waste management solutions to the industry," said Mr James.

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