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Glennon Brothers welcomes Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity Fergus Ewing MSP to Troon - 31st March 2017

Leading timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers welcomed Mr. Fergus Ewing, MSP for Inverness & Nairn, and Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, to its plant in the port of Troon (formerly Adam Wilson & Sons), on Thursday March 30th 2017. Full Article

GLENNON BROTHERS WELCOMES MINISTER DOYLE TO FERMOY - 12th January 2017

Leading timber processing firm Glennon Brothers welcomed Minister Andrew Doyle, Minister for Food, Forestry, and Horticulture, to their Fermoy facility on Wednesday January 11th 2017.  Full Article

Glennon Brothers host 2015 TTJ Award - 15th June 2016

Glennon Brothers recently hosted a tour of Irish forest product operations for the six finalists of the 2015 TTJ Career Development Award, which the company sponsored last year. Full Article

LONGFORD BEAT ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS - 18th January 2016

County Longford Senior team had a deserved win over All-Ireland champions, Dublin, in the semi-final of the O'Byrne Cup in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday 17 January 2016.  Full Article

GLENNON BROTHERS WELCOMES MINISTER WHITE TO WINDYMAINS - 24th February 2015

Leading timber processing firm Glennon Brothers welcomed Minister Alex White, Minister for Communication, Energy and Natural Resources to their Windymains facility in Humbie, near Edinburgh on Tuesday February 24th. The Minister was accompanied on his visit by Consul General of Ireland to Scotland Mr. Pat Bourne. Full Article

First Timber Landing Craft Launched at Glennon Brothers Troon - 3rd November 2014

Leading timber processing firm Glennon Brothers, are delighted to announce the launch of the first landing craft, timber transport service to the west coast of Scotland.  The “Red Princess” was launched by Mr. Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, at the Glennon Brothers site (formerly Adam Wilson & Sons), in the port of Troon, on Monday November 3rd 2014. Full Article

 

Good neighbours - Timber Trade Journal Article - 14th October 2014

Irish wood processors remain committed to trading with their closest neighbour, the UK. Sally Spencer reports

The upturn in the UK economy has been a real boon for Irish sawmills, many of which regard their closest neighbour as the key export destination for their products. So much so that, for Glennon Brothers, for example, there is little differentiation in market terms.

“We believe the sawn timber market has consolidated into a 'British Isles' market," said Mike Glennon, Glennon Brothers' joint managing director. "You can see that with the Grafton Group, and Saint-Gobain, with their interests in the UK and Ireland. The buying groups, like Fortis, and other independents, also have links either side of the water, so we treat it as one market"   Full Article

 

Glennon Brothers responds to partial merger between Coillte and Bord na Mona - 30th June 2014

Leading timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers, has grave concerns regarding the partial merger between Coillte and Bord na Mona, especially the impact the joint venture involvement in biomass, will have on the forest product sector.

Glennon Brothers welcomes the announcement by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, that Coillte will focus on its core activities in forestry. However, Glennon Brothers believes the joint venture’s plan to procure biomass from both Coillte and private sources, and use this to supply the market (including Coillte’s panel board companies and Bord na Móna’s power station), will damage the entire forest product sector.Full Article

 

Glennon Brothers joins Octabuild - 31st January 2014

Timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers, has been selected to join the Octabuild group of Irish manufacturers.

Octabuild (est. 1984) promotes the benefit of high quality Irish manufactured goods to the Irish building and construction sector, and makes a significant contribution to the Irish economy, employing over 1,400 people throughout the country. Full Article

 

Taoiseach celebrates 100 years with Glennon Brothers -11th November 2013

Timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers, has celebrated 100 years in business at a gala event, held in Croke Park, Dublin. The keynote address was delivered by An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D.

Over 500 people were in attendance at the event, including Minister for Forestry, Mr. Tom Hayes, T.D., British Ambassador to Ireland, Mr. Dominick Chilcott, key customers, and industry stakeholders, from Ireland and the UK. Full Article

 

Glennon Brothers welcomes Minister Hayes to Fermoy - 27th June 2013

Glennon Brothers welcomed Minister Tom Hayes, Minister of State with responsibility for Forestry, to its Fermoy plant recently. The Minister met with Glennon Brothers Joint Managing Directors, Mike and Pat Glennon and took part in an extensive mill tour.

The visit, which marked one of the Ministers first public outings since taking up his new brief, aimed to highlight to the Minister, the importance of the sawmilling sector to the Irish economy. Full Article

 

Glennon Brothers receive prestigious Ruban d’Honneur - 11th June 2013

Glennon Brothers were delighted to receive the prestigious Ruban d’Honneur medal at a Gala Dinner in Istanbul, Turkey, on the 6th of June. Mike and Pat Glennon were presented with the award in recognition of the success of Glennon Brothers export strategy. Full Article

 

Glennon Brothers welcomes Minister Sean Sherlock to Fermoy - 20th May 2013

Timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers welcomed Minister Sean Sherlock, Minister of State, for Research & Innovation, to its Fermoy plant on Monday May 20th 2013.

During the visit, the Minister met with Pat and Mike Glennon, and viewed the progress of the €12 million capital investment programme in value added processing on the site. The visit aimed to highlight the importance of the sawmilling sector to the Irish economy, and the potentially devastating consequences of the possible sale of Coillte harvesting rights. Full article

 

Glennon Brothers announce three year sponsorship of Edinburgh Gaelic football school league - 13th March 2013

Glennon Brothers is delighted to announce its three year sponsorship of the Edinburgh-based Gaelic football school league. Full Article

 

Glennon Brothers awarded prestigious Ruban d’Honneur  - 11th Jan 2013

 The European Business Awards have today announced that Glennon Brothers have been selected as a recipient of the highly-coveted Ruban d’Honneur. Glennon Brothers, who celebrate 100 years in business in 2013, will now represent Ireland against fellow Ruban d’Honneur recipients from 27 other European countries in the European Business Awards final. Full article

 

Glennon Brothers selected as national champion at the European Business Awards - 29th November 2011

The European Business Awards has announced that Glennon Brothers has been selected as a National Champion for Ireland in the prestigious 2012/13 Awards programme. The award was presented by the British Ambassador to Ireland, Mr. Dominick Chilcott and Mr. Aidan Scollard of RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, at a reception in the Ambassador’s residence. Full article

 

Glennon Brothers shortlisted for the Irish Exporters Association Awards 2012 - 23rd November 2012  

The Irish Exporters Association has announced that Glennon Brothers has been shortlisted for the “Manufacturing Exporter of the Year Award” at this year’s Irish Exporter’s Industry Awards. Full article

 

Glennon Brothers timber displayed at the electric picnic 2012- 4th Sept 2012

Glennon Brothers, is delighted to have supplied home grown timber, for a unique and innovative installation, which was displayed at this year’s Electric Picnic festival, entitled “Meitheal – ethic”. Full article

 

Glennon Brothers supply home grown timber to prestigious architectural exhibition in Venice - 29th Aug 2012

Glennon Brothers is delighted to be the supplier of home grown timber for a unique Irish entry to the Venice Biennale 13th International Architecture exhibition.

The Biennale is the most important event on the international contemporary architecture calendar and is held in locations around Venice. National participants from forty one countries are showcasing their work at this year’s exhibition. Full article

 

Glennon Brothers celebrate two special achievements - 12th July 2012

Longford timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers, celebrated two long standing members of the team at a recent function in Longford Rugby Club.

The 2 guests of honour on the night were Ireland and UK sales representative Aidan Curran, who recently retired from Glennon Brothers after 27 years with the company, and Joe McLoughlin, who celebrates 50 years in a number of different roles at the Longford plant in 2012. Full article

 

Glennon Brothers celebrate €10 million sales to France - 1st July 2012

Timber processing firm Glennon Brothers has announced that it has reached the milestone figure of €10 million sales into the French market. At a ceremony on Sunday the 1st of July, Glennon Brothers joint managing director, Mike Glennon presented Mr. Jean Louis Camici, of PBM Import, with a piece of Irish bog oak sculpture, to mark this occasion.

The ceremony, which was witnessed by Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, and Mr. Paul Kavanagh, Irish Ambassador to France, took place in Rennes during the Enterprise Ireland trade mission to France, being led by the minister. Full article

 

Glennon Brother is guest speaker at Coillte FSC event - 28th March 2012

Mike Glennon, of Ireland and UK timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers, was a guest speaker at a recent Coillte event to celebrate ten years of FSC certification. The event, hosted by Kevin McCloud, presenter of Channel 4’s ‘Grand Designs’, took place in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, on Monday the 6th February 2012. Full article

 

Official launch of Glennon Brothers’ sponsorship of Longford GAA - 10th Dec 2011

Glennon Brothers and the Longford County GAA Board launched their new sponsor of Longford GAA. The three year sponsorship agreement will be in place for the beginning of the 2012 season and will run through to the end of the 2014 season.  Full article

 

Glennon Brothers become official sponsor of Longford GAA - 15th Nov 2011 

Timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers, today announced that it has reached agreement to become the new sponsor of Longford GAA. The three year sponsorship agreement will be in place for the beginning of the 2012 season and will run through to the end of the 2014 season. Full article

 

Glennon Brothers welcome Minister McEntee to Fermoy - 07th Nov 2011  

Timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers, welcomed the Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with special responsibility for Forestry, Shane McEntee, to its Fermoy plant. Full article

 

London Softwood Club welcomes Glennon Brother as guest speaker at luncheon - 13th Oct 2011

Mike Glennon, Joint Managing Director of Irish timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers, was the guest speaker at the London Softwood Club’s October Luncheon today (13th October). Full article.

 

Glennon Brother presents at Wood NI Seminar - 12th Oct 2011

Mike Glennon, Joint Managing Director of Irish Timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers, was speaker at Wood NI’s Timber Seminar at the Ulster Hall in Belfast yesterday (Wed 12th Oct), organised in conjunction with PLACE (the Architecture and Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland). Full article

 

Light at the end of the tunnel - 27th Sept 2011

Glennon Brothers feature in France 24 news item on encouraging signs of recovery in the Irish economy.

 

 

Glennon Brothers named industry entrepreneur of the year - 22th October 2010

Longford brothers, Mike and Pat Glennon of timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers, have been named Industry Entrepreneur of the Year at the coveted 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

 

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 - Glennon Brothers Profile

Profile piece on Glennon Brothers, Industry Category winners, from Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010.

 

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 - Glennon Brothers profile.

 

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 - Industry Category Finalists

Glennon Brothers segment - 1 min 30 to 4 min 20.

 

Glennon Brothers on the bill at Electric Picnic 2010! - 13th September 2010

Following on from their successful involvement in Electric Picnic 2009, industry leading timber processors, Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie), again highlighted the innovative uses of Irish Timber at the recent Electric Picnic Music & Arts festival (www.electricpicnic.ie).

 

From forests to France: Longford timber firm gains valuable French contract - Irish Times Article - 6th August 2010

The rapid downturn in the Irish construction industry was the catalyst for timber-processing firm Glennon Brothers to make a profitable entry to the French market this year.

 

Local Brothers Hope to Scoop Top Business Award - Longford Leader Article - 23rd June 2010

Just when you thought Longford's chances of securing at least one nomination for this year's coveted Ernst and young Entrepreneur of the Year awards looked decidedly ominous, two come along at once. That's because the entrepreneurs behind both petfood manufacturer C&D Foods and now timber processing firm,Glennon Brothers, are getting set to take their places in the final along with 22 other hopefuls this coming October.

 

Glennon Brothers shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the year award 2010 - 10th June 2010

Mike and Pat Glennon of Timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers, are among the 24 shortlisted finalists for the coveted 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award. The Irish programme, now in its 13th year, has been identified as one of the strongest worldwide and received over 120 nominations, a reflection of the strength of the enterprise culture that exists today.


Glennon Brothers welcome Minister for Agriculture to Fermoy - 01st June 2010

Timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers, welcomed the Minister for Agriculture - Brendan Smith - to its Fermoy plant last Friday (28th May 2010).

Windymains Timber welcomes Minister John Moloney and Consul General of Ireland to Scotland - 29th March 2010

Windymains Timber, in East Lothian, part of the Glennon Brothers Group, welcomed John Moloney TD Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children; and Cliona Manahan, Consul General of Ireland to Scotland, as part of a trip to Scotland in celebration of St Patrick's Day, organised by Enterprise Ireland.

 

Glennon Brothers secures industry first -Home-grown timber reaches French shores - 11th Feb 2010

Premier timber processing firm Glennon Brothers has secured a contract to deliver the first ever shipments of home-grown timber to France in a €1.5 million deal. This deal represents a first in both a UK and Irish context.



Glennon Brothers go to the Electric Picnic! - September 2009

At the recent Electric Picnic festival, Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie) teamed up with the Wood Collective (www.woodcollective.ie) collaboration in wood project to showcase the innovative uses of Irish timber.

Glennon Brothers acquire Adam Wilsons - April 2008

Following on from the acquisition of Windymains timber in 2005, Glennon Brothers have today announced a further strengthening of their UK market

Dempsey's Number 1 on Santa's list - December 2007

Following on from their recent appearance on the About the House TV programme, Dempsey Timber Engineering have recently completed one of their most important projects for 2007; building Santa's grotto at the Dundrum Town centre

Glennon Brothers are still going strong into their 94th year - October 2007

Glennon Brothers was established in Longford in 1913 by two brothers upon their return from America.

Dempsey's shown "About the House" - September 2007

Dempsey Timber Engineering has come to national prominence with their involvement in a state of the art eco-friendly house in Wexford

Supply tests sawmillers mettle - March 2007

Long term sawlog supply is becoming a major concern for Irish sawmillers

Glennon Brothers acquire Windymains Sawmills. - October 2005

Glennon Brothers have today announced a strategic move into the UK market with the acquisition of Windymains Sawmill

Tales from the Glennon Brothers

Glennon Bros has one eye on the Irish construction market and the other on exports to the UK

Investment Secures Increased Share of Housing Market

Irish Timber has made huge strides in capturing an increasing share of the housing market for timber products in recent years

Longford mill sets the standard

The mill's technological advances can be measured by the fact that the volume of timber used to run the mill for a day in 1945 is now processed in less than six minutes

Students celebrate sawmilling success TTJ - 27 February 2008

Five students have successfully completed a pilot sawmilling NVQ2 course at Barony College, Dumfries.

Mill buys third pack strapper - 16 February 2007

Sawn timber producer Adam Wilson & Sons Ltd has bought a fully-automatic vertical strapping machine for its sawmill in south-west Scotland.

Sawing to new heights - 5 February 2005

Scottish sawmill Adam Wilson & Sons Ltd is at the forefront of added-value timber production, following its early conversion to Tanalith E, plus installation of the UK's first X-ray strength grading line

No more downtime at Adam Wilson - 26 November 2004

Production downtime is no longer a problem at British softwood sawmiller Adam Wilson & Sons Ltd of Troon, Ayrshire.

Holtec relieves bottleneck at Scottish mill - 27 June 2002

Ayrshire-based sawmiller Adam Wilson & Sons Ltd has purchased a Holtec Autocut V CNC packsaw to relieve a bottleneck at its main plant in Troon.