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44 New Jobs for Limerick with Life Sciences Company MECO

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44 New Jobs for Limerick with Life Sciences Company MECO

Monday, September 28, 2015 

44 New Jobs for Limerick with Life Sciences Company MECO

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD today announced that MECO, a leading manufacturer of engineered products for water purification, is to open its European headquarters in the National Technology Park in Limerick, creating 44 jobs.

The new office is a reflection of MECO’s mission to provide the most reliable and responsive service to customers across the globe.

“Europe continues to enjoy positive growth in the biopharmaceutical markets and represents opportunities for our other focus industries,” said MECO’s President George Gsell. “Our fully staffed, strategically located office in Ireland will service our existing customers as well as support our planned expansion of new customers throughout Europe.”

For information on the new roles is available here

Over the past 10 years MECO has grown its portfolio of drug manufacturers, oil and gas producers and food and beverage companies in Europe. They tap MECO for water purification systems that produce pure water critical to their operations. From highly purified water used for injectable drugs to potable water serving workforce on oil rigs to distilled water in bottles on grocery shelves, MECO’s sole focus is engineered products for water purification. The company holds 27 patents for a variety of water purification technologies and continuously develops and enhances those technologies to meet the growing demands of industries they serve. 

About MECO

MECO is a manufacturer of engineered products for water purification. Founded in 1939, MECO launched its business with the patent for using vapour compression distillation for desalination of seawater in the early years of offshore oil exploration and the US Armed forces in World War II. From there the company steadily and methodically broadened its scope and capabilities to become a world leader serving the biopharmaceutical, food and beverage, oil and gas, industrial, military and power generation industries. MECO is headquartered in Mandeville, Louisiana where, in its newly constructed, state-of-the-art facility, the company engineers and manufactures capital equipment for every critical utility required by the industries it serves. In addition to Louisiana, MECO has fully staff offices in Houston, Texas, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, UAE. Its newest office in Ireland is at Roselawn House, University Business Complex, National Technology Park, Limerick.

The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland

Source: IDA Ireland Press Release

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