150 new jobs as Wrexham's Maelor poultry plant approved
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."