UNION representatives are in discussions today with management at Simpson Strong-Tie Liebig in a bid to save 30 jobs at the Killorglin-based plant.
Employees were last week told that the parent company had made a strategic decision to leave the site before the end of the year and that it plans to sell the business as an ongoing concern.
A SIPTU spokesperson yesterday confirmed that the union, which represents over 20 employees at the Killarney Road site, would be sitting down with representatives from the company at 11.30am today to discuss the concerns of their members.
"SIPTU's objective is the safeguarding of jobs and we will be raising this with the company on Wednesday," the spokesperson stated.
It is understood that the Killorglin site may have a reprieve if contracts are secured in the coming weeks.
Contacted by The Kerryman, a spokesperson for Simpson Strong-Tie Liebig said there would be no comment at this point.
US- based Simpson Strong-Tie acquired the operating assets of the German-based Liebig companies in 2008, including the Liebig production facility in Killorglin. The company produces metal connectors used in heavy duty fastening and anchoring systems.
Employees are currently on a range of contracts including short-term and long-term, threeand five-day contracts.