Making it work: Limited edition machine to put printing plant at the cutting edge

The Castlebar facility, which is owned by global giant MCC, specialises in labels and leaflets for the healthcare sector and is now on a hiring spree

John Fennessy, MD of Multi-Color Corporation: ‘I have a background in medical device and pharmaceuticals, and with so much of the business focused on that area, it was a good fit.’ Picture: Michael McLaughlin

In 1965, when Seamus Cashin set up a printing business in his parents’ house in Co Mayo, he spent the first few months breaking down walls trying to get machines into the basement.

It was a relatively inauspicious start for a company that subsequently grew into one of the biggest employers in Castlebar, before being acquired in 2016 by a global printing giant called Multi-Color Corporation (MCC).

Since then the plant – one of three ...