A recycling specialist has exported its largest single shipment of scrap steel to mainland Europe.
The deal for Wingate-based J Denham Metals has seen ten jobs created after the firm secured an export facility at Redcar Bulk Terminal.
We see exports in bulk from the region as a crucial part of the ongoing development of our business, a natural progression.John Denham
Two jobs are within J Denham Metals, and a further eight at the firm’s sub-contractors.
The material, made up of scrap steel from engineering and manufacturing facilities, has been loaded into a ship and exported to a steel works in mainland Europe.
John Denham, said: “We see exports in bulk from the region as a crucial part of the ongoing development of our business, a natural progression.
“The deep water berth at Redcar Bulk Terminal is fantastic and will allow us to develop our markets worldwide.
“After the terrible news surrounding the closure of SSI last year, and all the ramifications that brought, it feels good to be able to bring some good news surrounding the topic of steel to the table.”
He added: “The development of bulk shipments will see some additional direct employment for us and significant indirect employment with our regional partners involved in the supply chain.
The bulk shipment is in addition to J Denham Metals’ containerised cargoes being loaded for export to steel mills in Asia at its two facilities in County Durham.