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Engineering and Manufacturing in Mid Wales to be Showcased at Rally


Visitors to the MSA British Rally Championship in Newtown this weekend will get an opportunity to learn about the Mid Wales engineering and manufacturing industry as well as a the motor industry supply chain.

Mid Wales Manufacturing Group and Myrick Training, based in Montgomery, are looking forward to welcoming local, national and international visitors to the Hafren in Newtown for the Mid Wales Stages Rally. Both companies have been working with Newtown and District Automobile Club to identify parking and service sites on Mochdre Industrial Estate to ensure that international events, such as the rally, are able to be staged in the town.

Ceri Stephens, from Mid Wales Manufacturing Group, urged visitors to go along to the foyer of the Hafren to see exhibitions and meet representatives from engineering manufacturing businesses as well as the motor industry supply chain.

“International events like this one provide an opportunity for us to showcase the excellent manufacturing and engineering sector and the supply chain development that exists in the motoring industry in Mid Wales,” she said.

Brian Dunlop from Myrick Training has secured support from the physics and computer department of Aberystwyth University for the weekend.

“Events like this rally enable us to create fun and interactive displays to demonstrate the broad range of engineering career opportunities that exist for young people in the region and to highlight the opportunity for those working in the sector to gain additional qualifications and skills.

“Aberystwyth University is bringing along a selection of equipment that will provide a hands-on and interactive experience for visitors of how science supports the motor industry.”

The team will be in place on Saturday, March 5 at the Foyer in Hafren, Newtown, from 11am to 6pm.


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