Local entrepreneur and co-founder of Entekra discusses Monaghan expansion

The creation of 100 new jobs in Monaghan is a huge vote of confidence in the border region.

That’s the view of the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys after Entekra received a €46 million overseas investment. The Monaghan off-site framing manufacturer says the roles which are highly skilled will come on stream between now and the end of the year. The 100 new jobs announced today will be created in the areas of design engineering, finance, marketing, and customer support.

Local entrepreneur and co-founder of Entekra, Gerry McCaughey, has raised €46 million and plans to create 100 new jobs at its headquarters in Monaghan, which will be supported by the IDA. The company specialises in design, engineering and home manufacturing, providing off-site framing for both residential and commercial construction. CEO Gerry McCaughey says recruitment will start immediately.

Meanwhile, local Minister Heather Humphreys has described today as “a great day for Monaghan”. She says the creation of 100 high skilled jobs by Entekra is a significant vote of confidence in the county and the border region as a great place to do business. Minister Humphreys says it been a really positive few weeks on the jobs front for County Monaghan.

The news has been well received locally and Sinn Fein Councillor Seán Conlon explained what it means for the area.