Wednesday, 06 February 2019 12:02


Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed the safeguarding of 300 jobs at Texas Instruments (TI) after Scottish Government action helped save the plant from closure. 

Semi-conductor manufacturer Diodes Incorporated will purchase the plant and continue production and employment in Greenock, after TI announced plans in 2016 to move production overseas.
The buyout has been supported by a Scottish Government funding package worth almost £15 million. 
Commenting, Stuart McMillan said:
“I am absolutely delighted that we now have a solution that sees Inverclyde benefit from the continuation of high value manufacturing in the constituency. 
“The Scottish Government has worked tirelessly to secure this outcome – the SNP will always stand up for jobs and manufacturing in Scotland.  
“Despite the uncertainty that the workforce faced over the last few years, they have remained motivated, focussed and have consistently delivered. The new company will be getting a highly skilled workforce to be proud of.
“I am delighted with the efforts of everyone involved to help get this deal done and want to pay particular tribute to Scottish Enterprise and all public agencies involved for their sterling efforts.”

Read 148 times

Monthly Archive

Donate by Paypal

     If you would like to support Helensburgh SNP please donate by clicking on the button below

Helensburgh SNP Easyfundraising


Did you know that whenever you buy anything online –  you could be raising a free donation for Helensburgh SNP?
There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to Helensburgh SNP. It’s really simple, and doesn’t cost you anything. All you have to do to join is: Click Here


Helensburgh Foodbank


Cartons of Long Life Milk, Packets of 1kg Rice, Packets of 500g Pasta, Jars of Pasta Sauce, Tins of Baked Beans, Tins of Vegetables, Tins of Fruit, Boxes of 80 and 160 Teabags, Boxes of Cuppa Soup, Boxes of Breakfast Cereal Bars