Shabra Extension Brings Jobs Boost To Castleblayney

16 September 2010 One Comment by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Johnston

Rita Shah, Joint Managing Director of Shabra Plastics Packaging and Recycling, has been  appointed to the Board of Enterprise Ireland. The announcment was made by Batt O’Keeffe, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation  on Thursday last, who was clearly impressed when he officially opened a new €3.5 million bottle sorting facility at the Shabra Plant in Castleblayney.
It is envisaged that 35 jobs will be created at the over the next three years at what is the first post-consumer plastic bottle sorting plant in Ireland.
The new plant has the capacity to sort and recycle 40,000 tonnes of mixed plastic per annum, which would otherwise be destined for landfill or export.  It also makes Shabra Ireland’s only Integrated plastics recycling, reprocessing, manufacturing and supply company, and Enterprise Ireland sees the company as a key client, leading the way in the clean-tech sector.
This extension is the jewel in the crown of the Shabra empire, as it brings the company one step closer to realising its dream of becoming a model of best practice in all facets of recycling Europewide.
Rita Shah welcomed distinguished guests including the Kenyan Ambassador to Ireland Catherine Muigai Mwangi.  Public representatives at all levels were also present, as were leading lights from the community and business sector, alongside Shabra’s suppliers and loyal customers.

Full report in the Northern Standard

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  • John McGarry said:

    Its good to have some good news for a change, well done to all involved.