The official opening of Fort Wayne Metals new manufacturing facility which will lead to the creation of up to 80 new jobs over the next five years, took place on Friday last by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Castlebar. The project is supported by IDA Ireland.

Fort Wayne Metals Ireland began operations in Castlebar in 2002 and now employs 95 staff. The company manufactures products for medical device companies in Ireland, Europe and Asia. The parent Company headquartered in Indiana, USA, is a privately held company with twelve manufacturing plants.

Fort Wayne Metals Ireland is the corporation’s only manufacturing facility outside the United States.

The €10 million expansion represents the next stage of growth for the company with its product diversification strategy focused on the manufacture and supply of specialty alloys. .”

 CEO of Fort Wayne Metals, Scott Glaze, said: “The expansion is a testament to the hard work and talent of our Irish employees.

Managing Director at the Castlebar plant, Michael O’Donnell thanked the IDA for its continuous support over the years. He applauded MVS Ltd, the local construction company that built the new facility, for their excellence and for completing the project on schedule.

 

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