United Metal expands with purchase of O’Donnell General Engineering Works

first_imgLinkedin BusinessNewsUnited Metal expands with purchase of O’Donnell General Engineering WorksBy Staff Reporter – May 13, 2021 1316 Email Entrance to site.Pic Arthur Ellis.UNITED Metal Recycling Ltd (UMR) has announced the purchase of James J. O’Donnell General Engineering Works Ltd which is based at Atlas Avenue on the Dock Road Limerick.Established in 1948, O’Donnell Engineering specialises in metalwork design, supply, fabrication, installation and repair works for clients throughout the Mid-west region.UMR, which was founded by the Donlon and Hegarty families in Limerick in 2010, employs over 120 workers specialising in metal recycling, industrial demolition and waste management all over Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Agreement was reached last month to sell the business, which will continue to operate from its existing base with Jim O’Donnell remaining to support the ownership transition until the end of 2021.“We are delighted to have concluded this deal with another Limerick business whose values align with those of UMR Group,” UMR owners John Hegarty and Tony Donlon stated.“This was an opportunity we could not overlook given the proximity of our sites on the Dock Road. We feel the area will flourish in coming years and we would like to see the Limerick Docks, in particular, expand, grow and secure its future as a hub of commerce and international trade.United Metals“We want to thank Jim O’Donnell for personally committing to remain on board for a period to ensure a smooth transition. We have had the privilege to work with Jim on various projects throughout the years and we admire and respect his work ethic and business. We wish him and his family all the best in the future.”The deal is the latest evidence of UMR Group’s continued growth and commitment to Limerick and the wider Mid-West region. It forms part of UMR’s overall strategic investment plan and follows on from a number of significant announcements in 2021.These include securing tenants for both the former Molex and Avara sites in Shannon, bringing 150 jobs back into the region in the process.In a statement welcoming the completion of the sale, Jim O’Donnell said, “I am delighted that John Hegarty and Tony Donlon are coming on board with their expertise. We can look forward to exciting times with additional volumes of fabrication generated from their existing portfolio.“I am looking forward to working with John and Tony for the immediate future with the possibility of retiring in 2022 after 65 years with the company,” he added. Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Print Advertisement Twitter Previous articleWeddings are back in focus at the award-winning Charleville Park HotelNext articleLimerick’s Conor Phillips named in Ireland 7s squad Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

French aircraft carrier starts final pre-deployment exercise

first_img View post tag: French Navy Share this article View post tag: FS Charles de Gaulle Ships form the navies of Spain, Italy, and the US got underway from the French naval base in Toulon on February 3 to join the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle and ships form its carrier strike group on their final pre-deployment exercise.The carrier is on the final leg of deployment preparations after completing an 18-month mid life refit and returning to the fleet in November 2018.The exercise is named FANAL19 and is joined by US destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), Spanish frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón and an unidentified Italian warship. USS Donald Cook joined the exercise while underway on a forward-deployed patrol in the US 6th Fleet area of operations. ESPS Cristóbal Colón is taking part in the Mediterranean Sea drill after spending three and a half months as part of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2.Once FANAL concludes, FS Charles de Gaulle will deploy to the Indo-Pacific where it is expected to join the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) for exercises in the Indian Ocean among other activities. The exercise was announced during the visit of Japanese defense officials to France last month during which the two sides agreed on a new bilateral framework on maritime security cooperation.In August 2018, Denmark’s defense ministry announced a possible deployment of a Royal Danish Navy Iver Huitfeldt-class frigate with the French aircraft carrier. Denmark said the frigate would spend three to four months with the carrier in the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean providing air defense commander capabilities for the carrier strike group.FS Charles de Gaulle is France’s sole aircraft carrier and has been adapted for a new carrier air wing, with a transition to “all-Rafale” operations after the modernized Super Etendard were withdrawn from service in March 2016. During the overhaul, the ship also received a new combat system, improved IT networks and communications systems, and is now ready for additional 25 years of service with the Marine Nationale. View post tag: Spanish Navy Photo: US destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departs Toulon, France, Feb. 3, for the start of exercise FANAL19. Photo: US Navy View post tag: US Navy View post tag: FANAL19 View post tag: ESPS Cristobal Colonlast_img read more

Two Jersey City residents arrested for stabbing at party in Hoboken

first_img× HOBOKEN — On Sunday Dec. 4 two people were stabbed at a party at 38 Jackson St. in downtown Hoboken, according to a media release from the Hoboken Police Department.One victim sustained puncture and slash wounds to his shoulder, stomach, and wrist while the other had a “deep laceration to his left arm.”The injuries were not considered life threatening and were treated on scene and at Jersey City Medical Center.The stabbing allegedly occurred when a fight broke out at the party and a group was being escorted out. It was at this time that one of the men from the group began to lunge and stab the victims and flee the scene.Jersey City Police Department helped arrest Joaquin Davis, 20, who allegedly resisted arrest and was transported to the Hoboken Police Department.Davis was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.Det. William Collins and Det. Michael Miranda identified Yolmin Brito, 22, as the other man allegedly involved in the stabbing.Brito was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and “several outstanding warrants for Robbery and CDS offenses out of Bayonne and Jersey City.”The media release notes that the party was a “pop-up party” in which planners invites attendees through word of mouth and social media. These unregulated parties “become bigger than planned” and occur in lofts or warehouses where alcohol consumption and capacity aren’t monitored.This puts “everyone in attendance at risk along with fire and police personnel,” said the media release.It warns, “Anyone hosting this type of event would be in violation of local ordinances and face fines and potential civil liability.”last_img read more