Fifty new jobs arrive in Limerick thanks to US company

Mayor Stephen Keary

Fifty new jobs are coming to Limerick thanks to American company Clenn construction as they confirmed they will be establishing an operation in Galvone on the southside of the city.

The company builds and manufactures modular houses and the opening of the business will be the company’s first time investing in the Irish market.

The enterprise will be operational in 2018, initially employing 50 people, with the potential for expansion and the creation of an estimated 300 to 400 direct and indirect jobs over the next three to five years. The company chose Limerick as their first location in Ireland as the father of one of the founders was from Limerick before emigrating to America.

The jobs will be in the assembly of timber frame housing sections and the company will be looking for employees with a range of skills including roofing, tiling, plumbing as well as groundworks and machine operatives.

As part of the announcement, Limerick City and County Council is looking at the skill set which will be required by the company and will work with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and the Department of Employment and Social Protection to identity potential employees.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Stephen Keary said: “New businesses and new jobs are always very welcome to Limerick and these jobs show a commitment by Limerick City and County Council in helping to make Limerick an attractive location for companies wishing to invest.”

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Patrick Benn from Clenn Construction said: “We’re delighted to be able to work with Limerick City and County Council to set up a base in Limerick.”

“Clenn Construction is an expert in this sector and we will be hoping to replicate our success here in Limerick.”

The announcement follows a series of meetings and negotiations between Limerick City and County Council and the company, which were initiated during a council delegation to Boston last year, led by the then mayor Kieran O’Hanlon.

Dr Pat Daly, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Economic Development with Limerick City and County Council concluded: “The confirmation of these jobs show our commitment to helping to secure investment and job opportunities for the people of Limerick..”

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