Wednesday, 06 February 2019 12:02

300 JOBS SAVED AT TEXAS INSTRUMENTS

300 JOBS SAVED AT TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
 
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.”

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