Wheels of Fortune
From their well-appointed base in The Ballagh, County Wexford, husband-and-wife team Martin and Sheila Fortune run an exceptional transportation company specialising in tipper work and readymix concrete.
BFGoodrich expands construction tyre range
BFGoodrich has added to its range of heavy truck tyres with the introduction of its new Cross Control 2 – the brand’s first second-generation product to be introduced into the Irish and UK markets.
Volvo Trucks are a valuable asset for Martin Fortune Transport
County Wexford-based, Martin Fortune Transport has relied on Volvo tipper trucks since the business was established back in 2006.
Busy times for Castlegannon Quarry
Castlegannon Quarry in Co Kilkenny has had a quick rise over these past 12 months, so Irish Trucker felt it was time we caught up with co-owner Shay Malone to find out more about what is very much a thriving business these days.
Arocs - the concrete solution for Matthew Fortune
Long-established Wexford owner-driver and Roadstone contractor Mathew Fortune from Glenbrien, Enniscorthy has got his New Year off to a promising start having recently taken delivery of his new Mercedes-Benz 3246 Arocs 8x4 mixer truck.
“The boom is definitely back”
Cork man Sean Holmes has been on the road for best part of three decades as a sole trader lorry driver.
New MAN TGS Tipper for PJ Gavin Sand and Gravel
Well-established suppliers of construction trade materials, PJ Gavin Sand and Gravel of Co. Kildare, have taken delivery of a brand new TGS tipper truck from MAN Importers Ireland.
Quinn Building Products’ fleet replenishing programme gathers pace
Comprising some 150 units between rigids and artics, Quinn Building Products operate one of the largest and most spectacular fleets of commercial vehicles on the island.
All go at Lagan Cement
From its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Kinnegad, County Westmeath, Lagan Cement manufactures a range of high-quality bulk and bagged cement products for distribution across the island of Ireland and the UK.
Wicklow company brings eye-appeal to quarry transport
Wicklow-based Hudson Brothers Limited has raised the standard of truck comfort and design in the concrete and aggregates sector to a new level of sophistication with the purchase of their first-ever Mercedes-Benz.
A reputation that’s cast in stone
McTigue Quarries Limited, owned by Gary & Caroline McTigue, is a family-run company based in Belclare, Tuam, Co. Galway which delivers an extensive range of quality quarry products nationwide.
The stone specialists
Many parts of Ireland produce aggregates that is ideal for quarrying and this is a major industry throughout the country. Through modern technology and the willingness to progress, companies now produce a wide range of products for a variety of markets.
Exceptional tipper services
Providing unrivalled tipper/ plant hire solutions to local authorities and main contractors across the capital and beyond, Tipper Services Ltd. is a long-running family business with almost half a century of experience.
Suppliers of high quality stone
Having come through the tough times, Boville-McMullan Ltd in Ballymena, Co Antrim is now starting to experience the busy ones again. Managing Director Mark McMullan told Irish Trucker more.
A solid foundation
For this months edition of Irish Trucker, we profile one of the countrys oldest quarry operators, Tyrone based Jordans Quarry, which is a family run business that was first established by Billy Jordan in 1950.
For all your concrete and sand & gravel needs
P Hennessy & Co Ltd has few equals when it comes to the supply of ready mixed cement, sand & gravel, aggregates and road-making materials in the greater Kilkenny area.
Two new additions to McMonagle Stone fleet
McMonagle Stone, one of Irelands largest suppliers of decorative stone, recently enhanced its fleet by taking delivery of two new DAF CF460 tractor units from TBF Thompsons outlet in Garvagh, Co. Derry.
Ground breaking work
The construction industry has certainly improved over the last year or two as there are more and more jobs springing up all over the country.
A Crushing Experience
Demolition and site clearance are specialised areas of the construction industry that require an experienced team to carry out a project.
Deserved recognition for Creagh Concrete
In November 2015, the prestigious Plant, Construction & Quarry awards were revived after a couple of years hiatus. One man glad to see them return was Creagh Concretes Colm Scullion, who picked up the Sand & Gravel Quarry Manager of the Year award on the night.
The road surfacing suppliers and specialists
Lagan Asphalt Group Ltd is a leading provider of road surfacing and contracting services, based in Ireland and the UK, and operating internationally in both the public and private sectors.
A Model operation
Established in 1994, Aidan Egan Sand & Gravel specialises in quarrying, mobile crushing, heavy haulage and low loader hire, muck shifting and site clearance. The Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford-based concern is run by husband-and-wife Aidan and Patricia Egan.
Premium raw materials from the Garden County
On October 2nd, 2015, Hudson Brothers – who supply the construction sector with high-quality building raw materials - took delivery of a brand-new Renault Range C430 Night & Day cab tipper complete with Thompson body.
Supplying the construction trade for five decades
Supplying the best-quality materials to the construction trade in the greater Dublin / Kildare region for over half a century, PJ Gavin Sand & Gravel has underlined its commitment to customer service by investing in a spectacular new Mercedes Arocs tipper truck.
High-quality, durable stone drives Kellys of Fantane forward
The stone produced at Kellys of Fantane is of such a high quality, single size & superior shape that the County Tipperary quarry is the first port of call for County Councils undertaking new road construction projects not just in Munster but from all over the midlands, south and beyond.