50 jobs axed as building firm goes under.
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CIVIL engineering firm Mulcair is to enter voluntary administration - making up to 50 workers redundant just two weeks before Christmas.
The Caernarfon based company, whose clients include Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru and a number of local authorities, told the Daily Post it had taken the decision to enter administration.
They called in staff to their base at the Cibyn Industrial Estate on Tuesday afternoon to tell them they were being made redundant.
Mulcair's | The firm, which this year completed the PS20m Pont Briwet bridge in Penrhyndeudraeth, said they will formally enter administration on December 18 with a skeleton staff remaining at the site until then.
Arfon MP Hywel Williams said: "This is a huge blow to workers at the site and to the local economy in Caernarfon.
"Mulcair has been at the forefront of civil engineering projects in North Wales for many years, not least their work with local authorities.
"I hope the administrators will act swiftly to ensure continuity of employment with any new undertaking that's set up.
"I offer my full support to those affected by this terrible news and hope the staff will be supported throughout this difficult period."
Caernarfon base " Mulcair, which was formed in 1980, had built up a reputation as one of Wales' leading civil engineering companies.Among their major projects in recent years was flood alleviation work in Deeside in 2014 and work to build the new Pont Briwet bridge across the River Dwyryd. They also undertook the multi-million pound redevelopment of the Maes in Caernarfon.