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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. Glennon Brothers is delighted to be associated with a group who, even though all members operate independently, share common attributes, namely:

  • Operate to the highest technical and management quality standards.

  • Are market leaders in their business sectors.

  • A solid manufacturing base in Ireland.

  • Use builders’ merchants as their primary sales route to the end-user.

Mike Glennon, Glennon Brothers stated, “We are delighted to have been invited to join Octabuild which champions excellence across the builders merchant sector. The Octabuild Builders Merchant Awards recognise the quality, innovation, and customer service that builders merchants provide to their customers every day, contributing to the economic well being of their local communities.”

Pat Glennon, Glennon Brothers added, “Glennon Brothers are excited to join the Octabuild group especially as we begin our second century in business. Octabuild companies have more than 650 years’ combined manufacturing experience in Ireland, working closely with Irish builders merchants to deliver a quality product to the customer.”

Jim Loughran, Octabuild Chairman said, "We are very pleased that Glennon Brothers has agreed to join Octabuild. As a long established Irish manufacturer their experience and expertise in the timber sector will strengthen our ability to promote quality Irish manufactured building materials. With manufacturing facilities in Longford and Fermoy, Glennon Brothers also add to the geographic spread of the Octabuild manufacturing presence throughout the country."  

The members of Octabuild are: Dulux, Glennon Brothers, Gyproc, Irish Cement, Kingspan, Sanbra Fyffe, Tegral, and Wavin.