Alex Easton MLA and Aldermen Wesley Irvine and Bill Keery on Friday met with senior management of 3m in Balloo Industrial Estate.
Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:
“This was an important visit to show, as politicians, that we are interested in our manufacturing base in North Down, but to visit one of the major employers in Bangor. We met with the plant manager who gave us a brief introduction to the 3M group, we then preceded to do a tour of 3M to see the process of making tape which was mind blowing with all the processes involved.
After the tour we met with staff and listened to the issues 3M are experiencing, the main problem being energy costs which see 3M having to spend million pounds alone on energy. We went away with some ideas and views that we have promised to pursue on behalf of the 3M group and will do all we, can to help address those issues.
Both I and Aldermen Irvine and Keery were very impressed at the work that 3M carry out and the employment they bring to Bangor and would thank them for the tour and discussions.”