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Located in a rural area a few kilometres outside Longford Town, Kiernan Steel started life in 1989, when husband and wife team, Frank and Dolores Kiernan, opened a modest manufacturing business, producing agricultural buildings for the farming community of Longford and surrounding counties.

To-day, Kiernan Steel is one of Irelands leading steel manufacturing companies, with state-of-the art manufacturing facilities in a modern 15,000 m2. facility with an adjoining large storage yard, expanding year on year.

From day one, the Kiernan family have been much respected employers in the area. A secure job at Kiernan’s Steel has been a much-cherished ambition, for generations of locals. The company now employ over 200 people in their Irish and UK operations, and mutual respect and loyalty between management and staff, has been a cornerstone of the success in their business.

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Expanding Portfolio

While their main clients have traditionally been in Ireland, their ever-expanding portfolio of UK and Western European customers, have been attracted by the wide range of quality products and services the company provide to the steel construction industry. Kiernan Steel specialise in providing value engineering for design & building projects.

The work undertaken by Kiernan Steel, is as varied as their customer base. From major projects for the pharmaceutical, Data Centre, food processing, warehousing and agricultural industries, to railway bridges, temporary projects with basement construction propping steels, and stands for major sports stadia.

Clients range from the smallest local authority to the largest blue-chip international organisation – the common link is the Kiernan Steel logo, so proudly applied to every job, as a sign of quality craftsmanship.

Extensive Product Range

The company can undertake a full construction, from foundations to a weathered building, and many other services and products, including structural engineering design, steel detailing, steel fabrication fire intumescent painting, erection, cladding and roofing and floor metal decking.

Also undertaken at their Longford plant, are shear stud welding, post fabrication shot blasting using the largest shot blaster of its kind in any Irish steel fabrication plant.

Their much-coveted industry standards, including Steel Fabrication to Execution Class 4 for CE marking to EN 1090 for Factory Production Control, ISO 3834 for welding quality management, and ISO 9001 quality management systems, are further evidence of the Kiernan Steel commitment to quality at all levels within their organisation.

Additional Services

Through their trade partners, additional services include, site surveying and ground clearance, concrete works including foundations and ground slabs, cladding and roofing and precast concrete installation.

Behind every successful business is a safe and secure working environment, and Kiernan Steel Systems are accredited to OHSAS 45001 Health and Management System, they have a dedicated team of Health and Safety officers to oversee safety on each site. Also dedicated to protecting the environment, their ISO 14001 for environmental management is a key factor in ensuring their rural location, remains a green and clean countryside site for their neighbours and their families.

For over 30 years, from a small local business, to a multi-million internationally recognised industry leader, Frank and Dolores Kiernan, along with their loyal staff and their family, are still at the helm in running and developing their successful enterprise. They are very proud Longford people; they are very proud Irish people and they are very proud of their staff and their combined achievements in the continued success story that is Kiernan Structural Steel.