A Planning Application has been lodged with Offaly County Council for the construction of a paint manufacturing facility in Portarlington.
The Magni Group, a US based company, has lodged the application for the factory which will be built at the Botley Lane Industrial Park.
The proposed facility will create up to 50 jobs in Portarlington and it came about through contacts between local man Kieran Leavy and Ted Berry, Managing Director of the Magni Group.
Due to the nature of the goods being produced in the factory, the project will require an Integrated Pollution Prevention Licence along with an Enviromental Impact Statement. The planning process will take up to eight weeks from the time the application was lodged.
Offaly County Councillor Eddie Fitzpatrick has welcomed the news stating that the application, if granted, will have huge benefit for the Town of Portarlington with the creation of up to fifty jobs long term which is much needed for the area.
He added, “I will be keeping in contact with the planning section over the next few weeks with great expectation.”
Pictured are Michael McLoughlin (ConnectIreland CEO), Terry Clune (Connect Ireland founder), Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Ted Berry MD Magni Group, Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton and Connector Kieran Leavy from Portarlington.