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General Dynamics looking 'decades ahead' in Merthyr Tydfil

Defence firm General Dynamics has opened its second south Wales plant.

It will employ 250 people at an old fork lift truck factory in Merthyr Tydfil, assembling and testing the new fleet of Ajax armoured vehicles for the Army.

The company already has a factory in Oakdale, Caerphilly county, with 550 workers.

GD vice president Kevin Connell told BBC Wales business correspondent Brian Meechan the Merthyr plant had room for the firm to expand as it chases further orders.

  • 07 Mar 2016
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