40 NEW JOBS AS GLANBIA OPENS €15M UHT PLANT IN LOUGH EGISH

20 November 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

MINISTERS HUMPHREYS AND NASH PRAISE COMPANY’S COMMITMENT TO LOCAL AREA

By MICHAEL McDONNELL

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THE official opening last Friday of Glanbia’s new €15 million UHT (ultra-heat-treated) milk plant at Lough Egish, with the creation of 40 new jobs, has been welcomed not only as a good news story on the employment front, but also as providing a major boost for local suppliers in the dairy farming sector.

With a processing capacity for up to 100 million litres of milk per annum, the new ultra-modern processing facility will enable Glanbia Consumer Foods Ireland to produce a range of standard and fortified UHT milk and cream products for export to markets across the globe under its market leading brand, ‘Avonmore’.

Officially opened by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys, and Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash, the significance the Government is attaching to this investment in the heart of a rural area was underlined by the presence of not one, but two of its representatives.

Of the 40 new jobs being created at Lough Egish, 21 have already been filled, in a project that sees the Glanbia CFI investment supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

A range of long-life liquid milk and cream products (the shelf life can be up to 12 months) that are suitable for export to global markets including Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia will be produced at the site, while value-added milk and cream will also be manufactured in the near future.

At the opening ceremony, hosted in a plushly laid out marquee adjacent to the plant itself, ….

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