Distributor National Pen Corp. (PPAI 107176) has announced the expansion of its operations in Dundalk, Ireland. The San Diego, California-based company expects the move to create 250 jobs over the next five years. 

CEO Peter Kelly says, “It is with great pride that we celebrate our 30-year anniversary in Dundalk. It is truly down to the entire team across National Pen that we have developed and cultivated our success. We manifest a culture of opportunity, hard work, autonomy and respect.” 

Dundalk has been the site of National Pen’s international headquarters since 1987, and in that time has grown the location’s staff to more than 1,000 full-time and temporary employees. In December 2016, the National Pen joined the Cimpress group of companies; in addition to its San Diego and Dundalk locations, the company has operations in Tennessee, Mexico and France.