More than 100 jobs could be lost for the borough after the liquidation of a local construction and electricity company.
JMC Mechanical and Construction Ltd is based in Waringstown but also operates out of Lurgan, Lisburn and Bleary.
It is reported that employees were informed of the news this afternoon (Monday).
The family business – which operates with a fleet of vehicles to perform all manner of skilled work at sites across Northern Ireland – was established in 2000.
According to its own website, it offers construction and mechanical services to associations across Northern Ireland and provides round-the-clock maintenance and support services, including painting, plumbing and repair crews. carpentry.
Clients include housing associations and groups, including Clanmil and Connswater Homes, as well as the Northern Ireland Housing Association.
It is understood that the job losses concern ground workers as well as office staff.
Sinn Féin MPP John O’Dowd said shutting down JMC would be a blow to its workers and their families.
The Upper Bann MP said: “The shutdown will result in the loss of more than 100 workers through no fault of their own.
“These workers have rights and rights that must be respected and their wages and dismissals must be paid.
“I will engage with all relevant authorities to ensure that workers who have lost their jobs receive the amounts owed to them and their families.”
Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart also expressed her sadness at the news.
The DUP representative said: “This is devastating and deeply disturbing news for employees and the families of those who lose their jobs.
“This is a long-standing, well-established and respected company that has clearly suffered greatly from the pandemic.
“I will contact management to see if anything can be done.
“I will also work with the Minister of the Economy to see what support can be put in place to help those who lose their livelihoods find new jobs.”
Most read today