Taoiseach Leo Varadkar commends Kingspan’s progress in USA

16 March 2018 Kingspan Group
Pictured above is Ronan Dowling, Chief Financial Officer for Kingspan North America and An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.
On the annual visit to Washington D.C., ahead of St. Patricks Day, An Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister), Leo Varadkar, highlighted Kingspan as one of the companies making their mark on American society.
Speaking at the Global Ireland Lunch at the US Institute of Peace, Varadkar paid tribute to the Irish people and companies that are making huge contributions worldwide. He told those gathered about the special relationship Ireland holds with the US as “each and every week, €2 billion of trade flows between us (Ireland and America). And there is a relative balance, with Ireland enjoying surplus in goods, more than offset by the surplus that the US has in services.”
In his speech, Varadkar named Kingspan as one of the companies that continue to make a big impact in American communities.
Commenting on the work of Irish companies in the USA, Varadkar said:
Irish businesses employ over 100,000 Americans across all sectors of the US economy, in cities and towns right across the country in every state.
They build American homes, hospitals, and communities. From CRH / Oldcastle, North America’s largest asphalt producer, to Kingspan, a market leader in advanced insulation, Irish firms are at the cutting-edge of US construction.

America has always attracted some of Ireland’s brightest entrepreneurial talent who, through their US-based activities, achieve remarkable things.

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