Ardee received a major jobs boost today with the news that Bryan Lynch Salads are to create 25 new jobs in the town.
The company, who produce high quality fresh salads and flavoured mayonnaises, are set to double their workforce from 25 to 50. Bryan Lynch is moving his business from their current unit at Ardee Business Park to a bigger adjacent unit on site – formerly owned by V&W Recycling.
Lynch’s relocation will see the business move from their 3,500sq premises to the 12,500sq former V&W Recycling site. Lynch made the announcement at today’s Bank of Ireland Enterprising Town judging event in the town. A host of stakeholders met with three judges from the competition at Ardee Business Park, while the three judges visiting also were brought on a tour of the town.
Speaking at the event, Lynch said the time had come to end rumours regarding their purchase of the former recycling centre. “We’re going to develop it into another food factory. We’re expanding our business. It’s official.
“We’re hoping to create another 25 jobs roughly. We hope to employ up to 50 people and we hope to employ people locally to build the factory,” he continued.
It is hoped the manufacturer will be in their new premises by September 2018. V&W Recycling closed in Ardee twelve months ago. Lynchs’s first moved into Ardee Business Park in 2005. “I said then we were never going to build again, but here we are, building again. We have outgrown demand. I see a big opportunity for us. We’re going to take it on.”
Work is set to began in the next number of weeks.