Pioneering Louth Company Suretank has secured a €4 million deal with a major US company.
Louth’s Suretank Engineering secured the $4 million contract with Hoover Container Solutions Incorporated in Houston, Texas.
This deal will see Suretank Engineering supply chemical transport containers for the safe transfer of chemicals for oil drilling to offshore deep-water rigs.
Speaking exclusively to the Dundalk Democrat from the US, Patrick Joy, Suretank chairman and founder: “The US is an important market for us and we’re delighted to be able to announce the news of this contract with Hoover Container Solutions Inc. We opened our US manufacturing facility in March in Houma Louisiana and, as with all our sites across the world, it takes its lead from our engineering team in Dunleer. We’re a global company but our world headquarters are here in Dunleer and that’s something I’m very proud of.”
Dunleer is home to the Head Office of Suretank Engineering’s worldwide operations, with the company supporting over 180 jobs in the locality.
The $4 million order from Hoover Container Solutions Inc comprises of chemical transport tanks and containers for the safe transfer of chemicals and equipment for oil drilling to offshore deepwater rigs.News of the contract comes as Suretank participates in a trade mission to Texas organised by Enterprise Ireland and led by the Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mr Richard Bruton TD.
Minister Bruton said: “At the centre of our Action Plan for Jobs is supporting a powerful engine of Irish enterprise. Suretank is a great example of the type of company we are trying to support – an innovative Irish company, manufacturing high-tech equipment for export markets, selling it to some of the biggest companies in the world and creating jobs in its headquarters in Louth.”