100 Jobs Created in Longford: The Longford Leader has reported that 100 new jobs will be created in Longford as a result of construction firm Framespace Solutions’ plans announced this week as part of an overall €7.5m planned investment drive.
Framespace Solutions is a company involved in the establishment and manufacturing of metal housing systems.
The deal, which is backed by Enterprise Ireland, has seen the firm take over a 110,000 sq ft facility at the county town’s former Cameron Willis site which closed in 2016.
Jobs Created in Longford
Chief executive Declan Murtagh said an initial 30 new posts, some which involved staff transferring from its former Co Roscommon headquarters, would be in situ by the end of January with 100 full time positions coming on stream within 12 months.
“We have a wide variety of jobs from semi skilled or factory operatives to high end designers and 3D rev technicians and structural engineers to design our product,” he said.
Longford LEO Head of Enterprise, Mr Nevin.
“Framespace is a significant new company for Longford and is set to become one of the key employers in county Longford over the next few years,” he said.
“Framespace is a well-resourced company that will quickly become a trusted brand in the off-site construction of complete homes.
“This type of construction would appear to be the future for large scale housing developments, needed to satisfy the Government’s ambitious targets for new homes.”
Mr Nevin said it was encouraging to end what has been a ‘very challenging year’ for the county in the face of an ongoing public health emergency to welcome such an investment and substantial jobs announcement to Longford.
Fianna Fáil Longford-Westmeath TD Joe Flaherty said details surrounding Framespace’s impending opening was especially timely given the current fiscal difficulties posed by Covid-19.
“Confirmation of thirty jobs at the Framespace Solutions plant in Longford town is great news and the company plans to see this increase to 100 jobs in 2021 and 200 over the next five years,” he said.