A TYRONE manufacturing company is investing almost half a million pounds in its operations, creating 20 new jobs.
The Coalisland-based Restwell Manufacturing is expanding its production capabilities and workforce with a £475,000 investment, with support from Invest Northern Ireland.
The company is recruiting 20 new staff over the coming months, encouraging applications from school leavers and those returning to work.
The new positions, which include 15 production operatives, two delivery drivers, a production manager and a production supervisor will generate over £270,000 annually in additional salaries for the local economy. 13 of the roles are already in place.
The Tyrone business manufactures mattresses, headboards and divan beds for the wholesale and retail markets.
Invest NI has offered Restwell over £112,000 towards the purchase of new equipment, marketing costs and the recruitment of the 20 new jobs and director Artur Slizak said the expansion is a response to growing demand.
“The new equipment we’ve purchased gives us the capacity to deliver our target volumes and recruitment is ongoing to expand our team of production operatives."
"We are rolling out targeted marketing plans, including attendance at trade shows, to help increase our customer base and grow the business," he added.
Invest NI executive director of business and sector development Jeremy FItch said the investment was encouraging news for the Mid Ulster region.
“Restwell is an entrepreneurial manufacturing business which is positioning itself to take advantage of the demand among trade suppliers for simply made mattresses."
"The majority of the new roles being created provide the recruits with an opportunity to develop valuable manufacturing skills that will contribute to a growing industry in Northern Ireland," he said.