North East Wales

150 new jobs as Wrexham's Maelor poultry plant approved

Maelor Poultry artist's impression Image copyright Salisbury Poultry
Image caption An artist's impression of how Maelor Poultry will look

A former cheese processing factory is to be turned into a poultry processing plant, creating 150 jobs.

Wrexham councillors have approved plans to transform Marchwiel's Maelor Creamery, which closed last March after First Milk lost a large contract with a supermarket chain.

Maelor Poultry has pledged to recruit staff from disadvantaged parts of the area and former First Milk employees.

Owner Salisbury Poultry said it would invest £10m to start-up the plant.

Stephen Hammond, commercial director of Salisbury Poultry, said: "Wrexham works well for us as a place to extend our business and at the same time we can make a major contribution to the town and a wide surrounding area that will feel the benefits through the supply chain we will require."

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Image caption Maelor Creamery closed last March

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