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MetPro Ltd. to Expand Tralee Manufacturing Facility

MetPro Ltd., a Transcendia company, has announced that it is to expand operations in its facility in Tralee, Co. Kerry. This announcement will lead to the creation of approximately 15 new jobs over the next three years.

This project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

Established in 1998, MetPro Ltd. specialises in the provision of sustainable solutions based on proprietary BioCor VCI technology for incorporation into paper and plastic packaging materials in the automotive, engineering, electronics and packaging industries. In 2014, MetPro was acquired by Transcendia, a US company engaged in the manufacture of specialty film and coating products.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD said, “congratulations to the team at MetPro on this expansion, which will see 15 new jobs created over the next 3 years. I know the Tralee site has played an especially pivotal role in R&D for the company’s global manufacturing services and I wish the team the very best of luck with their future plans.”

Niall O’Carroll, General Manager for UK & Ireland operations, “MetPro Ltd. is excited to expand operations at its Irish headquarters and consolidate the manufacturing of our market leading VCI product portfolio in Tralee. The Tralee facility has a proven track record in terms of R&D and manufacturing excellence, and we are looking forward to applying that experience to this new process. I would also like to thank the IDA for its facilitation and commitment to the company during the process and hope to continue to work closely with them on an ongoing basis.”

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan, said, “MetPro’s expansion in Tralee and creation of 15 new jobs is very welcome news. The expansion demonstrates MetPro’s continued commitment to Tralee and the South West Region. I wish the MetPro team every success and offer the continued support of IDA Ireland.”

The new facility will close the loop from research & development through to VCI paper coating production and complements the existing plastic masterbatch facility, which has been successfully operated in Tralee for many years.

MetPro Ltd. is a growing company and is looking for talents to join the existing very strong team. The new roles offered will be for machine operators. For more information on these roles and to apply, please email jobs@metprogroup.com

Source: IDA Ireland

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