Minister visits Glennon 
Brothers plant

Tom Hayes, Minister of State with responsibility for Forestry, recently met with Glennon Brothers Joint Managing Directors, Mike and Pat Glennon at their Fermoy plant.
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.

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 Minister’s 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.

Mike Glennon said, “We would like to thank Minister Hayes for taking the time to visit our Fermoy plant, to see first hand the important contribution of Glennon Brothers and the Irish sawmilling sector to the Irish economy”.

Pat Glennon, Glennon Brothers added they were delighted with the opportunity to show Minister Hayes the progress of the €12m capital investment programme in value added processing at the Fermoy site. “We look forward to working with the Minister to promote and develop the Irish sawmilling sector and the wider Irish forest product sector over the coming years,” he added.

The Minister said “I would like to congratulate Glennon Brothers on a landmark 100 years in business and surviving and thriving in the construction sector, a difficult sector in recent years. The scale of the operation in Fermoy and the positivity and enterprise of the staff impressed me during my visit”. The Minister added “I look forward to working with the forestry, and forest products sector to ensure the continued supply of raw material to sawmills”.