Edwards Lifesciences has expressed confidence that locating it’s new manufacturing facility in Limerick will benefit the entire mid-west region.
The US medical equipment company has chosen Castletroy as the location of it’s new 80 million euro facility, resulting in the creation of 600 jobs by 2021.
An initial manufacturing facility opened in the Shannon Free Zone in August and it had been hoped that this new facility would also be built in the area.
But Plant General Manager, Nathan Tenzer has been telling Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill that he’s confident the chosen location will have the best impact for the entire region.
The company says that both of its sites in Limerick and Shannon will be operated together for a period of one to three years, following which a decision on the future of the Clare facility will be made.
Clare’s Junior Minister at the Department of Jobs, Pat Breen has expressed hope that the company will have a foothold at it’s Clare location beyond 2021.