Horseware Ireland Cuts Ribbon on New Facility

horeware_buildingKinston, NC

Horseware Ireland had its new location ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, at the Fred Hunneke Building, at 1350 Cunningham Road. Owners, Tom and Carol MacGuinness flew in from Ireland to help the company celebrate its new home.

During Tom MacGunniess ‘s remarks, he stated that Horseware Ireland started with a small team, in Dundalk, Ireland, in 1985. After months of research and hand-stitching, the prototype of the Rambo blanket was born. Since then, they have grown to become the world’s most trusted producer of horse blankets. “Horseware was recruited for business in Kinston, North Carolina, in 1999,” stated Mark Pope, Economic Development Director,  ”with the offered support of  One North Carolina Grant, Lenoir County petformance based incentives, and Lenoir Committee of 100, Inc. petfotmance based incentives.” Horseware operated two facilities in Lenoir County before expanding to this new 115,305 square foot facility.   They were located at the former Anne Taylor facility in LaGrange , on the comer of Kennedy Home Road and Highway 70 East and on Sussex Drive in Kinston. Horseware is proud to have over 40 employees at their Kinston location. The company is also located in Ireland, China, and Cambodia

Mark    Pope (Lenoir    County     Economic Development Executive Director), Tom MacGuinness (Horseware ONner and President), Bill Hunneke,  Anneliese Hunneke, and Colby Lewis (Fred Hunneke's family) cutting the ribbon.

Mark Pope (Lenoir County Economic Development Executive Director), Tom MacGuinness (Horseware ONner and President), Bill Hunneke, Anneliese Hunneke, and Colby Lewis (Fred Hunneke’s family) cutting the ribbon.

Craig Hill, Chairman for the Lenoir County Board of Commissioners, and Ely Perry,  Past  President  for  the Lenoir Committee of 100, Inc., both thanked Horseware for their continued support and investment in the Community



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