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PLATO Companies visit McAree Engineering

24 April 2019

McAree Engineering hosts a PLATO site visit earlier today. Around a dozen PLATO companies visited McAree’s Ballinode Factory to gain a better understanding of McAree’s growth journey.

The Site Tour was led by both Claire Doogan, Chief Financial Controller and PLATO Member and her brother Vincent McAree Operations Manager. Claire talked about the growth of the company through diversification and the importance of the company vision. McAree now employs almost 150 employees and like other companies in the Border Region is concerned about Brexit "but business must go on". Vincent mentioned, “Like any rural business there are difficulties with infrastructure and attracting labour but perhaps welding robots will be their new solution”.

As a past PLATO member Claire advised on the merit of grants available, planning production schedules, MRP systems, people and quality management.

McAree Engineering has just opened a new sister plant on the Ballinode site and the PLATO companies were delighted to get the opportunity to walk around the shiny new plant and see the largest laser machine in the country.

McAree are also a Deloitte Best Managed Company 2019.

PLATO wishes McAree even more success in their new factory and Congratulations on their most recent Deloitte Award.

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