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30 New Jobs for Kerry with Quarry Operator MCGroup

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30 New Jobs for Kerry with Quarry Operator MCGroup

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 

30 New Jobs for Kerry with Quarry Operator MCGroup

Thirty new jobs are to be created in Killarney by MC Group, a quarry operator and low energy building system manufacturer. The group operates a number of quarry locations in Kerry and North Cork and it also has a manufacturing plant for its Thermohouse low energy building system in Coolcashlagh, Killarney which supplies the Irish and UK construction sector.

MC Group currently employs 85 full-time staff in Ireland and the UK. The new roles will be at its plant in Killarney and will include:

  • Engineers
  • Sales and marketing
  • Plant operators
  • Fleet management
  • Fitters and drivers

Managing Director, Mike Cronin, remarked: “Recruitment is beginning immediately and it is envisaged that new employees will start over the next three months.”

The news has been welcomed by Deputy Michael Healy-Rae who said it is great to see a family business that started out from humble beginnings growing into a major employer. “This has happened through sheer hard work and determination to succeed and by providing an excellent service and products,” he said

Contact details for MC Group are available here

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