Jobs boost for expanding Willenhall firm

Half a dozen new jobs will be created after a Willenhall company’s plans to expand were given the green light.

Raybloc, in Willenhall. Photo: Google Maps
Raybloc, in Willenhall. Photo: Google Maps

Walsall Council planners have granted permission for Raybloc, based in Bilston Lane, to demolish workshops and unused plant buildings to create a new production unit which will enable it to increase the operation.

Raybloc, which was formed in the 1990s, makes radiation protection products such as shielding equipment to hospital x-ray departments, dentists, vets and others around the world. It moved on to this current site in 2004.

Once complete, the new facility will enable the firm to to add six new employees to add to the existing 10 members of staff.

The new unit would also link to the building that is to be retained which bosses say will save workers having to do from building to building to carry out their current duties.

Agent Stephen Symonds said: “Over the past 18 years Raybloc has expanded from the manufacture of high quality affordable products for hospital x-ray departments to the production of total radiation shielding solutions for private practices, dentists, vets, industrial, commercial and nuclear situations both around the UK and worldwide.

“The business is continuing to grow as a result of which the company is

looking to improve and expand facilities on site to enable streamlining of operations and greater output both now and into the future.

“Through the introduction of the new production unit a number of operations can be carried out within a single purpose made structure without the need to move between individual buildings.

“The new building has been designed to incorporate mezzanine accommodation for staff, bringing improved, and expanded, staff changing facilities, toilets and canteen / rest room together in a single location on site.

“It is envisaged that this will create an additional five to six full-time jobs within the company.”

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