Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation that Harmac is to create 60 additional jobs on its Castlerea site to meet growing global demand as a result of Covid-19.
Commenting on the announcement he said: “This is a significant investment in Castlerea, which is equivalent to 2,400 jobs being created in Galway City, and is a vote of confidence not just in the local Harmac team but in further investment throughout County Roscommon.
“The new positions are to be created as the New York based company accelerates the manufacturing of surgical masks and non-invasive ventilation products here on its County Roscommon site that was originally established in 1998.
“This recruitment will allow Harmac to meet the needs of its international client base and serve as a significant supplier to the Irish and European operations of numerous medical technology companies. This expansion will allow Harmac to manufacture substantial volumes of surgical masks for its global clients and Harmac will also ramp up manufacturing of its ventilation devices to help meet global demand for ventilation systems.
“I want to thank Mick McEnroe and his dedicated Harmac team in Castlerea for securing this investment and Harmac’s Global President and CEO, John F. Somers, for his continued commitment to the Irish operations here in County Roscommon,” concluded Denis Naughten.
Editor’s Note: For further information on the roles available with Harmac’s Castlerea team, please visit www.harmac.com