Sligo firm to expand operations

American owners say it plans to create 200 jobs.

Sligo News File.

An American owned Sligo firm is expanding its operations in the town.

GW Plastics acquired Finisklin-based Avenue Mould Solutions in 2017. Supported by the government through the IDA, it now plans to extend its moulding activities with the addition of, it says, 200 jobs.

The primarily specialist positions will be in production, quality and engineering.

GWS has its headquarters in Vermont.

Varadkar, the Taoiseach was on hand to say: “Under the government’s national development plan, Project Ireland 2040, Sligo is recognized as a major regional centre and a driver of economic development.”

During the day, Varadkar joined Ross the Transport Minister to mark the start of the work on the Ross sanctioned N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin road and the Western Distributor Road on the outskirts of Sligo town.