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Forklift firm, Combilift, creates 200 new jobs in Monaghan

A forklift company is creating 200 jobs in Monaghan.

Combilift said the jobs would be created as part of a 40m euros (£29.91m) investment in a new factory.

The company said a further 200 jobs would be created during the two-year construction period of the new facility.

Combilift currently employs over 300 people at its two sites in Monaghan town and in Clontibret.

The new jobs will be mostly in the area of skilled technicians and design engineers.

The expansion is being supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

Martin Mc Vicar, managing director of Combilift, said: "With this greenfield investment and sufficient industrial-zoned land available on the new site for future expansion, Combilift are committed to continuing its organic growth in Monaghan for many years to come," he said.

Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton, said: "This is a great boost for Monaghan and the north east region, and a great example of what we are trying to achieve with our plan.

"Combilift is a world-class Irish exporting company, developing and manufacturing cutting edge products in a regional location for sale abroad, creating employment for hundreds of people in Monaghan."

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