ICPI Members Explore Manufacturing Plants in Ireland


Tobermore in Northern Ireland included extensive paver and slab production with indoor and outdoor displays.

Since 1995, ICPI members have sponsored and attended technical tours a week before the triennial Bauma show in Munich, Germany. The past two pre-show tours (2016 and 2019) were combined with NCMA. The indefatigable Donna Palladino with Rekers again organized plant visits and accompanying persons’ cultural tours for 23 ICPI and NCMA members in Ireland, England, and Northern Ireland from Monday, April 1st through Saturday April 9th, 2019.

Plant visits included state-of-the-art production of concrete block and brick, SRW, concrete pavers and paving slabs. Companies visited: Acheson & Glover, Mansfield Brick, Persimmon and Tobermore. The CEO/ manager at each plant received a plaque from ICPI and NCMA commemorating the visit and expressing appreciation. Keep your eyes open for another international technical tour in September 2022 focusing on innovative hardscape products at the GaLabau in Nuremberg, Germany!

The Bauma Technical Tour participants at Acheson & Glover in Ireland

A very big thanks goes to the tour sponsors! Platinum level includes ACM Chemistries, Besser, Columbia, Pathfinder, Poyatos, Quadra, Rekers Solomon Colors and TopWerk America. Gold Sponsors include ICPI and NCMA. KBH contributed as a silver sponsor.