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Basalt fibre jobs boost

A total of 70 jobs are due to come online at Mafic Black Basalt. The group has secured exclusive technology rights for the production of basalt fibre and will have openings in general management, shop floor managers, general operatives and admin staff.

The Kells operation will start with three furnaces, increasing to six within 18 months. The furnaces will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.