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US Bath Fitter Company to create 42 new jobs in Limerick

Bath Fitter Company will build a new European Business Development Centre at the East Link Business Park in the city.

US Bath Fitter Company to create 42 new jobs in Limerick

By I Love Limerick correspondent Mary Caroline McCarthy

Bath Fitter, North America’s leading bathroom refurbishment experts have announced that they will be setting up their first facility outside of North America in Limerick.

The company has already started hiring and will be looking to fill additional positions over the coming months, in areas such as installation, sales, and marketing.

Glenn Cotton, President, and CEO of Bath Fitter said, “Picking the right location as a base of operations is essential to the success of our expansion into Europe, the UK and beyond. Limerick felt like the right fit for so many reasons, from the talented local workforce to the well-developed international communication links that support this growing city. There’s a good reason that nine of the top 10 US tech companies have operations in Ireland.”

“Our first installer was hired almost immediately, followed soon after by the first commercial order,” said Michael Prendergast, vice-president of European Sales, Bath Fitter.

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Bath Fitter, North America’s leading bathroom refurbishment experts, creates 42 new jobs in Limerick

“It’s been a great start and a real team effort. We’re excited to bring Bath Fitter’s innovative and cost-effective renovation solutions to Europe. The ability to transform a bathroom in a single day gives them advantages over existing technologies and provides our clients with a professional and hassle-free renovation option with many years of service.”

Our Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar has said, “The decision by Bath Fitter Inc to choose Limerick for its first facility outside of North America, resulting in the creation of 42 new jobs, is a testament to the skills, talent, and people of the Midwest.”

The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins has welcomed the announcement that North America’s leading bathroom refurbishment company is to establish its European Business Development Centre in East Point Business Park, Limerick.

Mayor Michael Collins said: “This announcement is a ray of light set against the cloud of uncertainty brought about by Covid-19. Bath Fitter is an expert in its field, and I am delighted that it has chosen Limerick for its first such facility outside of the USA and Canada.”

“Limerick prides itself in having a welcoming and nurturing environment for companies looking to invest here, with all local and state agencies working together as a team to ensure success. That along with an experienced, educated, and talented workforce gives Limerick the edge over other parts of the country.”

“I wish Bath Fitter every success in the coming months and years in Limerick.”

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