Kelly’s of Fantane – 100 Jobs To Go.

Kellys of Fantane at work on the N7 motorway

It has now been confirmed that up to 100 jobs are to go in the concrete manufacturer plant at Kellys of Fantane over the coming months. The company’s headquarters which are located at Fantane Quarry halfway between Nenagh and Thurles, Co.Tipperary, currently supply a range of quality materials, products and services to local and national customers from quarries located at Latteragh and Inchirourke.

It is understood that the workers will be made redundant over the coming months, as current road project contracts come to an end.

The company previously had benefited from three national road projects since 2006, including most recently the N7 motorway, but says it has no major infrastructural projects in the pipeline, which would ensure continued employment for its current 140 highly skilled and motivated employees.

This news will come as a complete shock to the nearby village of Borrisoleigh.

The company, Kellys of Fantane, had become a household name, nationally, since it began it’s operations in the late 1940’s. Over this period the company had built a very successful business relationships with their clients through their professionalism in providing a high quality product, bound together by an excellent customer service and a recognised consistency down the years. The company had also make a significant contribution to Ireland’s infrastructure through their involvement in some of the Country’s major road projects.

This is the second jobs loss announcement for North Tipperary in just one week, following on from the announcement last weekend of the closure of the Liam Carroll Transport Group in here in Thurles.


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