Memories 40 years - Two new industries for city: 350 jobs

Industry

TWO new industries providing up to 350  jobs over the next two years are to be located in Limerick city, the Minister for the Gaeltacht, Mr Tom O’Donnell, announced today.

One is a high technology electronics company; the other a plastics firm.

The projects – in Shannon Development’s “pipeline” are expected to get under way this summer or autumn.

Mr O’Donnell broke the good news during a preview of industrial and economic prospects for 1976. The outlook seem more encouraging now, he told the Limerick Leader.

”I have been happy to learn that in the past few weeks,  the new Burlington plant at Clonlara has recruited approximately 100 staff and that over the next three months  a concentrated recruitment campaign will continue which will bring the dying and finishing plant’s labour force up to 200 by the end of the year,” he added. “I would like to offer my congratulations to the Irish contractors, John Sisks and Sons, who will deliver the 200,000 square foot Burlington plant, a few months ahead of the original projected time,” he added. Mr O’Donnell said that the commencement of operations at Burlington next month would alleviate the unemployment problem.