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McAree Engineering Ltd Apprenticeship Programme Kicks off

A team of Apprentices have started in McAree Engineering following the recent announcement of the programmes introduction.

This group of eager young men is the first class of what is hoped to be an annual programme, offering structured work based learning to school leavers.

Brendan McAree, Managing Director has said “we are delighted to welcome these young men onto the McAree Engineering team – we were fortunate that we had a very high calibre of applicants to the programme and hope that they will all successfully complete their apprenticeships in Sheet Metal Work or Metal Fabrication”

“This programme is another step in the ongoing development of McAree Engineering and brings to over 100 the number of people working within McAree Engineering across our two factories in Ballinode and Carrickroe.

The Apprentices are currently undergoing an induction programme  to give them a good insight into what the company does in both its Sheet Metal Fabrication and V-Mac Silo manufacturing  departments.

About McAree Engineering:  McAree Engineering provide a full service outsource sheet metal fabrication service to a range of OEM’s across the island of Ireland as well as designing and manufacturing the V-Mac Silo range of bulk Storage Silos.

The Carrickroe facility includes a state of the art dry powder paint plant, which is currently being commissioned.

Photo shows (from Left to Right) - Fionan Callan, Aaron McGorman, Andrew Leonard, Steven Woods, Dylan Duffy, Martin McQuillan and Dillon Kelly with their mentors Sean Sherry and Jonathan McGovern.


Life Saving Defibrillators Installed at McAree Engineering


McAree Engineering Ltd recently  installed automated external defibrillators(AED) in their factories in Ballinode and Carrickroe, Co Monaghan.  To use this equipment, a group of employees have undergone First Responder training and are now fully certified in the use of this equipment.


Vincent McAree, Operations Manager “we have a very strong focus on Health & Safety in McAree Engineering and the introduction of the AED units is a logical extension of our First Aid programme.  I want to thank all the employees who volunteered to participate in this programme and are fully trained in CPR and AED use”.


“Early intervention in Cardiac arrests is essential and we are delighted to add these AED units to the local resource.  Our Ballinode site is open 20 hours a day from 7am – 2:30pm with our Carrickroe site open from 8 – 6pm Monday to Friday.  Hopefully they will never be needed but if they are, we want everyone in the local area to know where they are.”


Photo includes: Peter Richardson. JP McAree, Shane McCarron, Ivan Kos , Craig Geary, Ciaran Duffy, Conor Mallon, Paulius Skersona,  Vincent McAree with one of the new AED’s

McAree Engineering awarded EN1090 Certification
Local company, McAree Engineering were justifiably proud last week to have achieved the Certification of CE Marking (EN1090) up to and including Execution Class 2 (EXC2).
With many of their customers working within the construction industry, McAree’s understood the requirement to be able to provide CE ready profiles that conform to the BS EN 1090-1 standard. To this end, they underwent extensive auditing and implemented a new Factory Production Control system in order to comply with the new rules set out by the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

The CE mark is a recognised standard of quality in fabricated structural steel and together with the already operational quality standard ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, it has further enhanced their capabilities. It helps ensure that their customers receive high quality engineering solutions with the required technical back up.

This EN1090 certification is especially important to McAree Engineering as it makes them one of a only a few laser cutting services companies in Ireland to be able to supply CE marked structural steel manufacturers.

Vincent McAree, Operations Director adds “the team has worked hard to develop our  services and market sectors that we supply into.  This CE marking certification is an additional string to our bow and allows us to supply structural steel fabrication, who by law must now source their product from CE accredited companies – we can now offer our extensive range of laser cut and fabricated  base plates, cleats and brackets to this very active customer segment.  McAree Engineering are committed to achieving the highest quality of engineering – from design, to fabrication, delivery and project management”

About McAree Engineering:  One of Irelands largest Sheet Metal Fabrication companies, McAree Engineering operate out two factories in North Monaghan in Ballinode and Carrickroe.  Employing over 100 people they service customers in the Materials handling, Quarry & screening sector and agricultural machinery own equipment manufacturers.

They also design and manufacture the award winning V-Mac range of bulk storage silos and provide a large scale metal projects design and manufacturing service to a wide range of clients.

About Vfecto –Vfecto was set up by local Monaghan men Padraig McKenna & Darren Greenan to provide a wide range of business services  including: Lean Implementation, Project Management and Business Standards Certification.  They currently work with a  range of companies in the manufacturing and food services sector.

Photo – Darren Greenan, Vfecto presenting EN1090 Certificate to Brendan McAree, MD and Vincent McAree , Operations Director, McAree Engineering