In 1980, fruit farmer Rod Calder Potts was producing 600 tonnes of apples every year. Business was thriving until free market access enabled mass-producing French farmers with their naturally warmer climate to squeeze Calder Potts to the periphery.
Placed in a quandary, the Kilkenny man looked elsewhere for business. An organic farming and horticulture venture followed before a trip to Schull in west Cork convinced Calder Potts that there was a niche for heavy duty pontoons and...
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