Hardware Association Ireland hosts first Regional Meeting of 2024 in Limerick

On the 30th of May Hardware Association Ireland (HAI) President Paul Candon, members of the Executive Committee and HAI team welcomed a number of its members and Corporate Partners to its first Regional Meeting of 2024, which took place at the Castle Oaks Hotel in Limerick.

Hardware Association Ireland President, Paul Candon and fellow HAI board and regional members with Niall Fay and Keith Scully from Grant Engineering at the recent tour of their state of the art facility in Crinkill, Birr.

The day kicked off with a tour of the Grant Engineering site in Crinkle, Co. Offaly. The HAI team was warmly welcomed by Niall Fay and Keith Scully from Grant, who gave attendees a fascinating overview of the company’s history, along with a detailed tour of their site, the manufacturing line, and of their latest products. They also provided some great insights into the fast changing future of the heating sector, including the emergence of HVO and other green resources and technologies.

Later in the day HAI Members and Corporate Partners met at the Castle Oaks Hotel in Limerick for our first Regional Meeting of the year. It was a great celebration of comradery and networking in the building materials and hardware/DIY sector, with industry peers getting to connect.

After dinner the evening concluded with two great presentations from HAI Corporate Partners:
Denise McCarthy from Securitas Technology updated us on their latest retail security services, including intruder deterrent technology and surveillance services, and David Lombard from O’Leary Insurances advised attendees on how to get the most out of their insurance policy – including advice on dealing with Brokers, the advantages and disadvantages of pricing around, and what questions to ask your broker.

Thank you to all who joined us in Limerick and to the Grant team for their hospitality, and our Corporate Partners for their support. We look forward to welcoming HAI Members and partners to our next Regional Meeting in Cork later this year.

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