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MP Visit Champions Prosperity in UK Manufacturing

The manufacturing sector continues to prosper in various industries across the UK and a revered member of parliament, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury discovered this first hand in a recent visit to the North East of England.

The Rt Hon Liz Truss MP made a visit to Xtralite, a rooflight and structural glazing manufacturer based in Blyth, Northumberland and discussed measures the business has taken to ensure its continued growth and prosperity.

‘I am really impressed by the craftsmanship and innovation I've seen on display at Xtralite. While the Labour Party in Northumberland spend their time talking down the county, it’s fantastic to see hardworking businesses and their employees defying the critics and giving Northumberland something positive to shout about,” said Liz Truss MP.

“By backing free enterprise, investing in infrastructure and giving people the skills they need, we're supporting the North East economy which is so vital to our country's success.”

Over the past 12 months Xtralite has expanded its operations with its Structural Glazing Division moving to new premises and the addition of a further production line for its modular skylights and AOV’s (Automatic Opening Vents). The new premises also includes a dedicated visitor centre.

“It was a privilege to welcome Liz to our factory and to discuss the current status and future of manufacturing in the North East, the UK and how we engage with that on a national and global basis,” said Bob Tweedy managing director Xtralite. “It is clear that the prosperity of the manufacturing sector remains high on the political agenda and we look forward to the ongoing success of Xtralite and our fellow manufacturers who are helping to keep Britain a proud manufacturing nation.”

Xtralite is a market leader in the rooflight and structural glazing sector and a preferred supplier to leading construction specifiers and companies.

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