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South Wales steel fabrication site gets governmental recognition

Steelwork contractor William Hare discussed its plans for growth with Chris Evans, MP for Islwyn, during a visit to the Risca Steel facility in Newport, South Wales.

Chris Evans was given a tour of the facility and was shown some of the work being processed, which includes Hinkley Point C and a transport bridge for the Head of The Valleys improvement works. Following his tour, he was then introduced to several workers at the facility, including apprentices and trainees.

To increase fabrication outputs and to enable more staff recruitment, William Hare hopes to receive planning permission to extend its working hours at the Risca plant in the coming weeks.

Matthew Nesbit, Group Board Director from William Hare said: “It was fantastic to welcome Chris Evans to our fabrication facility in Risca and show him how much the facility has benefitted from significant investment and how we are providing opportunities in the Newport area, through skilled jobs, training and focussing support on the local supply chain.

“We take great pride in our apprenticeship scheme, which currently represents 13% of William Hare’s entire workforce and offers young adults the opportunity to forge a successful career in the steel industry and beyond.”

Chris Evans, MP said: “The steel industry is a vital part of the economy, and it was brilliant to see that William Hare’s site in Risca is contributing to important national projects across the UK. I was pleased to meet the apprentices and see first-hand the skilled work that they do”.

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