Around 150 new jobs are to be created in Co. Mayo, after a US firm announced plans to set up its first European manufacturing facility there.
Meissner Filtration Products says the positions are set to be created over the next 5 years.
The company will set up at a brand new existing Advanced Technology Building built by the IDA in Castlebar.
Meissner Filtration Products is establishing a facility in Castlebar, taking advantage of IDA's new Advanced Technology Building. The company will create 150+ jobs - https://t.co/hamn560DVw pic.twitter.com/KDFOcKM6D0
— IDA Ireland (@IDAIRELAND) February 1, 2019
The company says it plans to be operational in the first quarter of 2020.
The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has welcomed the announcement:
Taoiseach @campaignforleo welcomes the announcement by Meissner Filtration Products that it will establish a facility in Castlebar creating upwards of 150 jobs over the next 5 years. The investment is supported by the Irish Government through @IDAIreland. https://t.co/WQYuZRVMKN pic.twitter.com/k0R29WSWDn
— MerrionStreet.ie (@merrionstreet) February 1, 2019
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D. has also praised the development:
This is tremendous news, which I greatly welcome. The creation of 150 jobs is a huge boost to the town, to county Mayo and the entire region.