Picture taken from JMC Mechanical and Construction Ltd website.
Up to 140 jobs are set to be lost as JMC Mechanical and Construction Ltd have told employees that the company has now entered liquidation.
The company - which has bases in Bleary, Waringstown and outside Lisburn - provides mechanical, maintenance, electrical services, as well as construction work, disabled adaptions and refurbishment of homes and offices throughout Northern Ireland.
The devastating news was given to staff by owner James McCully and an accountant, with office employees also affected by the crushing development.
JMC Mechanical & Construction Ltd was first established in 2000 but more than 100 workers, across all different disciplines, returned from jobs across NI to their base in Bleary this afternoon to hear the dreaded news.
Like many companies in the business industry, they have struggled to survive due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is understood that staff were advised that they would not be paid for last week's work.
The family business had over 100 company vehicles on the road and their list of clients include Clanmill Housing Group, South Ulster Housing Association and the Housing Executive.