Eureka moment on ladder led to rise of Hightower painting tripod

27th January, 2019
Keith McGrory, founder of HighTower Painting Products Picture: Joe Keogh

His time working in the construction sector inspired builder turned inventor Keith McGrory to set up Hightower Painting Products in Waterford two years ago.

It was after he had returned to college to study quantity surveying at Waterford Institute of Technology that McGrory hit upon the idea for a mobile paint bucket system that would make the task of painting high up on ladders easier.

Priced at €79, the Hightower system combines a height adjustable...

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