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30 New Jobs for Cavan as Lagan Brick Restarts in Ireland

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30 New Jobs for Cavan as Lagan Brick Restarts in Ireland

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 

30 New Jobs for Cavan as Lagan Brick Restarts in Ireland

30 new jobs are set to be created by Lagan Brick Ltd in Cavan with the announcement that the building material supplier is to restart operations in Ireland. 

20 jobs are to come online immediately, with the ten remaining positions reported to be phased in as the business grows.The jobs will be located at Drumgill, Kingscourt in Cavan on the site of the old Lagan Brick facility.

At the outset, Lagan Brick forecasts that it will produce 12 million bricks per annum in a commissioned kiln. The longer-term business strategy includes a two kiln system with the capacity to create a further 8 million bricks.

New positions will be advertised in local media, with recruitment expected to be completed within a month in time for manufacturing in June.

Three years ago, the company closed due to the economic downturn. The brick makers has said that the board of directors made the decision after identifying an opportunity to meet increasing demand in the industry. Currently, demand for bricks in Ireland is met by serviced imports.

The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said: “The announcement by Lagan Brick that it is to create 30 new jobs in Kingscourt is a great boost for Cavan.”

General manager at Lagan Brick, Jody Guilfoyle said: “We are delighted to see an upturn in the economy after a very difficult period and to be in a position to recruit for the Lagan Brick facility in Kingscourt which closed three years ago because of the recession.

“We have strong links with the site stretching back to 1984 and have invested heavily here in the past. “Current buoyancy in the construction market here and in the UK indicates that there is strong demand for the quality product we can deliver. “Our management experience and knowledge of the sector allied to our strong Lagan brand are key ingredients for a bright future.”


The CareersPortal Team