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Byline: By NICK WHITTEN Industrial Reporter

SEVEN people have landed new roles at Gatesheadbased Jordan Engineering, thanks to the Evening Chronicle.

They will support sales and increase the capability of the company as it moves towards a 10% increase in contracts over the next year.

Ian Raine, from Stanley, and Colin Read, from Wardley, have joined the company as sales engineers to boost activity within the oil and gas industry.

Amanda Lowson, from Byker, has filled an office administration role.

Karen Willey, from Fence Houses, has taken on a position as production controller, while Leigh Murray, from Seaham, Michell Jablonski, from Byker, and Peter Miller, from Peterlee, have joined the team as turning and milling machine operators.

Jordan Engineering is one of the North East's leading companies in subcontract machining and precision engineering and supplies major contractors and blue chip companies.

The company's services include CNC machining, precision engineering, fabrication, mechanical engineering and components for specialist armoured vehicles, with a 24-hour manufacturing process.

Newly-appointed sales engineer Colin Read said: "I am delighted to have joined the team. I am really impressed with the quality and efficiency of the processes as I had no idea that Jordan had invested so much in equipment and training. The firm is a leading force in the North East for precision engineering and the recent work on lean manufacturing principles has meant that we now have efficient processes in place to deal with a high volume of orders."

Jordan Engineering was set up as Andaray Engineering in 1978 and was purchased by Bryan Jordan in 2004.

Its turnover currently exceeds pounds 5m.

And it has a workforce of 80 people.

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Date:Jan 10, 2008
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