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Harmac to create 100 jobs in Roscommon

US technologies company Harmac has announced plans to create 100 jobs in Co Roscommon over the next five years.

Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.
Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

AN AMERICAN MEDICAL technologies company has announced the creation of 100 jobs in Co Roscommon.

The creation of the new jobs by Harmac Medical Products at Castlerea will bring the total number of employees at the facility to 282 over the next five years. The company is to expand its operation with the support of the government through IDA Ireland.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton described the plan as “great news for Ireland”.

“It represents a firm vote of confidence in our skilled workforce and our competitiveness by a leading US medical devices company, and will make a huge difference to 100 families in Co Roscommon,” Bruton said.

Welcoming the announcement CEO, IDA Ireland Barry O’Leary said “I would like to thank Harmac for its investment in Ireland.  This announcement for Roscommon builds on the strong medical device cluster in the Midlands Gateway.  The Medical Devices industry is a very important sector and Ireland continues to win a significant share of mobile Foreign Direct Investment in this area.”

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