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Ireland’s proximity to European and US markets lands 70 new jobs in Meath

Minister Bruton welcomed the news that a large manufacturing facility will employ people off the live register in a regional town.

Image: Basalt via Shutterstock

MAFIC HAS ANNOUNCED the creation of 70 new jobs over the next three years in their new production facility in Kells, Co. Meath.

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton welcomed the announcement and said: “A manufacturing facility, which otherwise would have gone elsewhere in the world, is coming to employ people off the live register in a regional town which would ordinarily struggle to attract multinational investment”.

The jobs created will be in general management, shop floor managers, general operatives and administrative staff.

The Mafic Group has secured exclusive technology rights for the production of basalt fibre at Kells Business Park. It will be the sole production site of basalt fibre for Mafic SA and Mafic Canada will use the fibres produced in Kells in the manufacture for the North American markets.

Brian Dougan, director and secretary of Mafic SA and managing director of Mafic Ireland believes Kells is the perfect location for the new facility:

That coupled with the availability of workers and Ireland’s proximity to the European and North American markets was a huge draw for us. We are confident that Ireland, and specifically the historical town of Kells, offers us all the necessary components to help make our business a success.

The jobs announcement is part of the Succeed-in-Ireland initiative which forms part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs.

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