Gyproc Ireland announces €8m investment in Monaghan quarry

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Gyproc Ireland announces €8million investment at its Monaghan quarry

Gyproc Ireland announces €8million investment at its Monaghan quarry

Gyproc is to recommence operations at a new location, ensuring it has access to a long-term supply of gypsum rock.

 

The overall investment of €8 million to develop 44 new jobs created for the Quarry development. Work has recently started and is set to continue until June 2018.

 

The Quarry will ensure long term supply of gypsum for the manufacturing of plaster and plasterboard for Gyproc, Ireland’s leading manufacturer of plaster and plasterboard.

 

Part of the Saint-Gobain group has today announced an investment of €8 million as part of the development of its quarry in Knocknacran, Co. Monaghan.

 

As part of its consistent commitment to the environment, Gyproc is ensuring that soil which is removed in the development of the quarry will be used to remediate other areas of the quarry Gyproc had previously worked on.

 

Pat O’Connor, Operations Director for Gyproc and Isover at Saint Gobain Ireland commented, “The announcement of this investment today is significant for Gyproc as 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. This, in turn, helps to ensure the future of our factory in Kingscourt and allows us to plan accordingly. In addition, we are also 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.”