Firm destined for Mirfield Moor makes job cuts

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A GEAR manufacturing business set to open a new site on Mirfield Moor has announced cuts to its workforce.

David Brown today confirmed that up to 75 jobs could go at its UK headquarters in Lockwood, Huddersfield.

But it said the redundancies did not change its plans to build a centre of excellence for gear manufacture and a wind innovation centre on the Mirfield 25 site off Leeds Road.

Yesterday, staff at the Lockwood site were offered the chance to take voluntary redundancy.

But the company said it still planned to move 270 people to the Mirfield site in 2013 and expected to create 150 new roles in the next five years.

See Friday’s paper for more on the company’s plans.