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How Kingspan insulated itself against collapse

Construction in Ireland and Europe is stubbornly stuck in the doldrums by any measure – but insulation maker Kingspan is buoyant and growing

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
30th August, 2015
Gene Murtagh

In the teeth of the fiercest collapse to hit the building industry in decades, Cavan-based insulation manufacturer Kingspan has managed to grow by a third – and its two core markets haven’t even fully woken up yet, according to chief executive Gene Murtagh.

“Europe hasn’t recovered at all,” he told The Sunday Business Post.

“Construction markets, with the exception of Germany, are still quite depressed by any measure if...

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