LOCAL Assembly Member Nick Ramsay has expressed his concern and sadness at the news of about 125 job losses at Mabey Bridge, Chepstow, after the company failed to find a buyer for its renewable power business.
Speaking after the news of the job losses was announced Nick said:
“Mabey Bridge is a longstanding local firm with strong connections to Chepstow. It helped build the original Severn Bridge and only moved to its current site adjacent to the motorway a few years ago in order to expand its operations.
“Only last year I visited the Renewables section of the business and was impressed by the quality of the product and the dedication of staff. The workforce is highly skilled and has enabled the company to diversify into next generation pylon technology.
“It’s very disappointing that the management team have been unable to find a buyer. What’s important now is that the Welsh Government works closely with the firm to try and cushion this blow and to support new job opportunities for the skilled workforce. Wales can’t afford to lose this type of industry.”