Sean Neeson MLA said: “I very much welcome this investment. This move shows that Northern Ireland is still a world leader in manufacturing.
“Hopefully it is a reflection of an upturn in the global economy. It is also a reflection of the skills base in the area and will show that Northern Ireland is a good place to invest in.
“FG Wilson is undoubtedly one of the most important employers in the East Antrim area and this news will be a major boost to the local economy.”