Friday, October 18, 2013

Doherty welcomes creation of 100 new jobs at Alltech in Dunboyne

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement that 100 new jobs are being created at Alltech’s European Headquarters in Dunboyne. Alltech develops and manufactures natural feed supplements for the agricultural sector. 

“This announcement will double Alltech’s workforce in Dunboyne from 100 to more than 200, and it’s a great vote of confidence in the local workforce. This facility is Dunboyne has gone from strength to strength since it first opened. Specifically, the newly expanded Bioscience Centre has trebled the capacity of the facility. 

“As the centre for Alltech’s European operations, the new facility will play a major role in research, marketing and quality control. The company has invested more than €10 million in this expanded venture, which illustrates its commitment to this Dunboyne location. 

“The creation of 100 new jobs will have a positive knock on impact on other businesses in Dunboyne, and I am sure that this announcement will lead to further job creation in local indigenous enterprises. 

“Alltech’s decision to expand in Dunboyne has undoubtedly been influenced by the high calibre of graduates available locally. The company’s presence here is also very positive for the local agric-food sector, which is so important for the economy in Co. Meath. The Government is committed to the development of the smart agri-food economy as set out in Food Harvest 2020. Companies like Alltech will help make this policy a major success.”

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