Jobs boost on cards as Longford firm's expansion plans given green light

Liam Cosgrove

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Tool & Plastic Longford

Longford Tool & Plastic are to carry out a major extension of its headquarters in Longford town.

Longford County Council has given the go ahead for one of the county’s biggest employers to carry out a large scale expansion of its main headquarters.

Longford Tool and Plastic Ltd lodged plans with the local authority in April with a view to undertaking an extension of its existing manufacturing facility just off the main Ballinalee Road in Longford town.

The plans provided for warehousing, offices and ancillary staff areas as well as a new site entrance, additional car parking space and signage.

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Longford County Council has this afternoon granted conditional planning approval to the development subject to 19 conditions.

The plans follow similar expansionary moves by another closely situated manufacturer Panelto Foods.

Back in May, the Leader also revealed how another nearby manufacturer, Finesse Medical was planning to carry out a major overhaul of its campus along the Ballinalee Road in conjunction with parent company Avery Dennison Corporation.

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Those plans will see the local employer boost its own staff roster levels by an additional 200 employees over the next four years.

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