The Rye River Brewing Company will be building the biggest independent brewery in Ireland, bringing 150 permanent jobs and 100 construction positions. The new jobs will be created over the net three years.
“This is a really exciting time for The Rye River Brewing Company as we reach this significant milestone in our expansion and development and we have strong plans and targets now in place to increase production to meet our growing export markets.”
Niall Phelan, Founder, Rye River Brewing Company
It currently employs 54 people but these numbers are set to treble. A further 150 people will be employed permamently at an 8,000 sq ft, state of the art visitor centre. Rye River produce a range of fifteen beers, including their own brand McGargle, and serve as a distribution centre for imported brands like Bavaria and San Miguel.
With an investment of €4million into the new plant and visitor centre, Rye River Brewing Company will bring €12.5 million to the local economy. The new roles will be spread among manufacturing, customer service, brewing, export and management.
It is hopeful that the plant will open in late Spring 2016.
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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