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Nine more Remploy factory closures announced

Nine Remploy factories – including the last five in Scotland – are to close, with 234 people with disabilities facing redundancy as a result. The factories to close are: Frontline Textiles and Marine Textiles, which are based at Dundee, Stirling, Clydebank, Leven and Cowdenbeath and Remploy’s Packaging business, based at Norwich, Portsmouth, Burnley and Sunderland. These closures follow a commercial process where Remploy invited bids from individuals and organisations interested in buying all or parts of its remaining businesses and 18 sites proposed for closure. No viable bids were received for Frontline Textiles, Marine Textiles or Packaging. All 284 employees


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