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Chemical company plan 35 job cuts

FMC Chemicals, Bromborough site
Up to 35 jobs could go at the Bromborough site, said bosses

Up to 35 job could be cut at an international chemical manufacturer based in Wirral.

FMC Lithium, in Bromborough, said the proposed redundancies were to assist with restructuring to "weather the economic crisis."

The firm produces Butyl Lithium, used in pharmaceuticals, and polyamides, which are used to make tyres.

Bosses at FMC Lithium, which also has a site in the US, said a final decision on the cuts will be made in 30 days.

Enrique Bertran, global operations manager, said: "Although FMC regrets the necessary loss of jobs, we believe the restructuring positions the site as a strong competitor in our market.

"We expect no impact to supply or service to our customers as a result of this exercise."

The company distributes throughout Europe.

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