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Ray O'Driscoll- Managing Director at Shannon Commercial Properties  and Chris Milici - Plant Manager, John Crane Ireland, Ltd. <br />
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John Crane Ireland Ltd. celebrates 40 Years in Shannon<br />
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Monday, 29 September 2014:  Global leader in engineered technology John Crane Ireland has this week marked a milestone anniversary as it celebrates 40 years since it planted roots in the Shannon.<br />
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The long-established company, which produces industrial sealing applications, currently employs over 90 workers at the Shannon Free Zone, with an average length of service exceeding 20 years. <br />
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Speaking as the company celebrated its 40th anniversary, John Crane Ireland, Plant Manager Chris Milici said that this depth of experience has enabled the company to reach and remain at the forefront of edge welded metal bellows product development and manufacturing on the world stage.<br />
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To mark John Crane Ireland’s 40 year investment and employment in Shannon, and its ongoing commitment to the area, Shannon Group plc made a presentation of Co. Clare bog oak to the company. <br />
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“The leadership teams of Smiths Group and John Crane, as am I, are proud of the achievements and consistent performance of our Shannon factory,” said Mr Milici. <br />
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“The levels of expertise, commitment, and dedication are second-to-none, and we look forward to building on our heritage as we grow the business to new heights.”<br />
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Congratulating the company on its 40th anniversary, Ray O’Driscoll, Managing Director, Shannon Commercial properties, part of the Shannon Group plc, said, “By any standards, 40 years is a very considerable commitment by a company to a location.  It speaks volumes not just about the standards delivered week in week out by the company but also its loyalty to the area. John Crane has delivered very significantly to local employment and the local economy and we look forward to their continued presence here in the years ahead.”<br />
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