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JCB expansion great boost for Staffordshire manufacturing, says county leader

JCB’s £50m new cab production facility at its Uttoxeter headquarters will be a huge boost for Staffordshire and UK manufacturing and demonstrates investor confidence, the county council leader said today.

The 350,000 sq ft JCB Cab Systems plant is being built next to the A50 – creating 200 jobs and doubling cab production.

Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins said:

JCB is one of Staffordshire’s flagship companies and a major employer with a skilled local workforce.

Its expansion at the Uttoxeter headquarters is therefore a huge boost to Staffordshire and UK manufacturing. It will increase local job creation and shows confidence in our economy. This is great news for businesses in the supply chain and for local communities.

At the county council we are doing all we can to support this and other business developments – delivering the essential road infrastructure they need with our partners Midlands Engine and Highways England.

We’re also working with the Staffordshire local enterprise partnership to ensure there are centres of learning in key subjects to provide a local workforce for the future. JCB Academy is one example with others thriving across the county.”