Kildare's Charlie McCreevy joins board of successful timber company

Expansion plans

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Kildare's Charlie McCreevy joins board of successful timber company

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Former EU commissioner, Charlie McCreevy has joined the board of one of Ireland’s biggest timber processors. 

According to an article in today’s Irish Independent, the Kildare man is now a board member of Earraí Coillte Chonnacht (ECC), which is based near Clonbur, Co. Galway. 

The company exports about 75 per cent of its €50m in timber sales every year to the UK. 

Employing 120 full time staff, the company reported it has major expansion plans and is currently involved in a €20m investment programme. The newspaper also pointed out an additional 180 staff contractors work full time for the business.