Posted on Wednesday 18 February 2015 by Ulster Business

Tyrone construction firm creates 12 new posts

Donaghmore company QMAC Construction has created 12 new jobs after winning a number of new contracts.

It’s also invested in a secondary facility in Belfast, appointed a new managing director to oversee operations and said it expects to take on more staff in the next two years.

QMAC currently employs 47 people and works across a wide range of sectors including commercial, heritage, sports and leisure, social housing, health and education and plans to expand its business both within and outside Northern Ireland.

Rhona Quinn, Chairperson of QMAC and current President of the Construction Employers Federation (CEF) in Northern Ireland, said the company has a forward-looking growth strategy.

“QMAC has maintained a steady workload over the last few years despite the severe challenges of the recession and, in 2014, we took the decision to invest in the long-term growth of the company,” she said.

“We appointed a new managing director, Eddie O’Neill, to oversee the delivery of our new strategic plan and, with almost 40 years’ experience in the construction industry in Northern Ireland, the company is already reaping the benefits of his unrivalled knowledge, guidance and expertise.”

Rhona established QMAC in 1982 along with husband Peter and said a number of the new roles have already been filled, notably by workers  who have returned to Northern Ireland having worked on major international projects such as the Shard in London and the world’s tallest building The Kingdom Tower in the Middle East.

New boss Eddie O’Neill said he looked forward to growing the business.

“Our strategic plan is centred around setting ourselves apart from our competitors, opening up new markets and increasing our market share in Northern Ireland. Our philosophy is underpinned by the company’s commitment to quality in absolutely everything that we do. 

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