It was great to see a welcome boost to Midlands manufacturing with news that Staffordshire based SSC Laser (a laser cutting specialist) is to set up another manufacturing base in Castle Donnington. The move will create new jobs when the base is up and running in early 2012.
The latest investment comes after the firm recently spent £800,000 on new machinery for its Hixon headquarters.
It clearly shows that with proper investment, manufacturing in our region will provide us with much needed employment and growth.
If the Government is serious about the 'march of the makers' then they need to visit our region, listen to our manufacturers and provide the investment.