A total of 44 jobs are set be created as Gyproc, Ireland’s leading manufacturer of plaster and plasterboard, announced an investment of €8million as part of the development of its quarry in Knocknacran, Monaghan.
The jobs will be created during the working period as part of the overall investment in the quarry.
The development will see Gyproc, which is part of the Saint-Gobain group, recommence operations in the quarry. This is to ensure access to a long-term supply of gypsum rock, the mineral which is used to produce plaster and plasterboard.
Work has recently started and is set to continue until June 2018. Gyproc say that they will ensure that soil which removed in the development of the quarry will be used to remediate other areas of the quarry Gyproc had previously worked on.
The Operations Director for Gyproc and Isover at Saint Gobain Ireland, Pat O’Connor, said that the announcement is significant for Gyproc: “It will ensure we have long term access to the necessary raw material to continue meeting high levels of demand for Gyproc products of plaster and plasterboard in Ireland.”
Mr O'Connor said that the move helps ensure the future of Gyproc's Kingscourt factory: “We are delighted that this investment will benefit the local economy with the creation of 44 jobs during the development period.
“At Gyproc, we are acutely aware of our responsibility to both the local community and local environment and in the undertaking of the quarry development, this responsibility will be at the forefront at all times.”