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County Council sell land to air industry company who plan expansion in Laois

Laois County Council has approved the sale of 1.56 hectares of land to a company who are planning an expansion.

AuBren have purchased the site which is located in the Junction 17 National Business Park at Tougher for €312,000.

The company is involved in the air industry and apply their engineering and business expertise to help companies design, make and deliver outstanding air management products.

AuBren is currently based at the Portlaoise Business and Technology Park on the Mountrath Road and currently employs around 90 people.

Under Managing Director Aubrey Nuzum, AuBren signed a major partnership agreement with South African company, Voltas Technologies, back in 2015.

That saw the company grow from a 35 strong workforce to what it is today.

According to Laois County Council Chief Executive John Mullholland, AuBren plans to maintain its existing facility and also expand with this second building.

He said: “My understanding is that both sites will be utilised meaning that there are likely going to be many more jobs created.”

Meanwhile, the Council also agreed to dispose of three pieces of land to private individuals.

The freehold at 5 Harbour Street, Mountmellick, in the townland of Ballycullenbeg, was disposed to Margaret Murray for a fee of €300.

While €300 was also the price agreed for the disposal of a freehold to Joan Marum at 37, Borris Road, Portlaoise.

And the third, also for €300, 0.0173 hectares, was sold to David and Margaret Mulhare of Sheffield Crossroads, Rathleague, Portlaoise.

Finally, Councillors agreed a four year and 11 month lease, for €50,000 per year, for land at Machinery Yard, Clonboyne, Portlaoise to Egis Lagan Services Limited, Corran Administrative Building, Ballyroan, Fermoy, Cork.

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