Reids shells out £1m on production

first_imgReids of Caithness has made a £1m investment in a new production site, with plans to more than double staff numbers.The third-generation business, located in the Scottish Highlands, is set to move part of its ever-expanding production into a unit at Ormlie Industrial Estate in Thurso at the end of September.The company currently hires 40 members of staff at its Riverside Place headquarters, and it is set to employ a further 80 personnel at the new location. It will also be investing in new equipment to ensure the factory runs efficiently.Gary Reid, co-owner of Reids of Caithness, told British Baker: “In order for the snail to grow bigger, it has to shed its shell. We needed to look at an alternative location and found this site last year. We were so impressed with the premises, we could already see it being a bakery.“It has the capacity for 120 people and it already has good segregation for aspects such as a raw meat line facility. With new equipment and lines coming into the business, we’re looking to produce more efficiently and maximise on the space that we have got.”In addition, Reids of Caithness has started the production of its first line of freshly made pizza products at its existing premises. Using a stone-decked oven as part of a unit on the side of the existing bakery, the firm has created an Italian-inspired range freshly made and baked. It will be initially sold in Reids of Caithness’ retail units.The business is continuing to reach overseas markets, most recently designing a new tin biscuit product for China, in shortbread and sweet biscuit varieties. It is due to be launched in August this year. “Exports have taken off for us and we are doing well in China,” said Reid. “We’ve had lots of interest for many places, as we are close to doing a deal with Portugal, and the Japanese market is looking promising.”last_img read more

VIDEO: Thieves steal 14 weapons from Bass Pro Shops store in PSL

first_imgAccording to thePort St. Lucie Police Department the group of crooks fled in the U-Haul truck but were eventually caught after a speed chase.Police were able to arrest 7 people, 3 of which were minors. Officials identified the suspects as: Damon Maurice Foster, 24, Jean Oudorff Monfort, 20, Julydod Monfort, 18, and Anthony Tanilus, 18. A 17, 16, and 13-year-old remained unnamed because of their age.Officials say all the suspects are facing charges of grand theft of a firearm, burglary, damaged property/criminal mischief, and resisting an officer without violence.Police are still searching for one more accomplice.If you have any information that can help authorities, call Detective N. Penney at 772-344-4062, or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS. (Port St. Lucie Police Department/Courtesy) Caught on video!A gang of thieves were captured on surveillance video stealing weapons from a Bass Pro Shops store in Port St. Lucie.Police say a U-Haul box truck was used to smash through the front doors of the shop on Thursday morning at around 12:15 a.m. Then, the robbers took a dozen rifles and two hard rubber training handguns.SURVEILLANCE VIDEO:last_img read more