The new facility is the second to be opened in just 18 months by H-Mix at Lynefield Park, the site of the former Alcan aluminium smelter, which is now owned by property and regeneration company Harworth Group plc.
The new plant will see the firm double its production capacity- producing around 1,200 tonnes of concrete per day.
Managing director John Hudson said: “We really haven’t looked back since opening our first production facility at Lynefield Park in May 2015
“Security of supply is critical to our customers so the new plant provides important back-up to the first.
“It also provides us with the capability to tender for the new business opportunities that will come on the back of the growth in house building, commercial property and other infrastructure investments that are being made across the North East.”
With the new plant in production, John’s targets for 2017 include doubling his workforce to 12, taking on an apprentice and investing in additional delivery vehicles.
Aluminium production ended at Lynemouth in March 2012 and the site was taken over by Harworth Group in April 2015. Since then, some of the smelter’s buildings have been demolished while others have been retained for alternative commercial uses.
Harworth Group director, Eddie Peat, said: “We’re making good progress on the redevelopment of the site and H-Mix’s investment in a second facility here provides a very clear example of what ambitious businesses can achieve at Lynefield Park.
“This is an ideal location for business growth and Harworth Group is committed to attracting high-value, secure employment back to the site.”
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