Steven Nairn, Commercial Project Manager, Steve Mc Elwain,e Quantity Surveyor, North West Aluminium.
North West Aluminium has announced the appointment of Steven Nairn as the new commercial project manager for its brand GutterClad, as the company expands its product and service offering throughout the Irish and UK market.
This role will enable North West Aluminium to enhance its offering to larger building contractors, roofers and aluminium rainwater installers. In recent years, the company has grown from an established aluminium roofing accessory manufacturer in Ireland and the UK to offer a full aluminium rainwater product range for both self-build and commercial projects.
Recent Irish projects North West Aluminium has manufactured and installed products on include
Centre Parks, Longford for John Sisk & Son; Rosemount Court Dundrum, Dublin for Townlink Construction; an acute mental health unit, Sligo for Boyle Construction; and Donegal GAA Training Grounds for Mc Dermott & Trearty.
Expanding family business
Working closely with their customers and understanding their needs while developing new and innovative products has resulted in a huge expansion and the hiring of key staff at the Donegal family-owned company. With consistent double-digit sales growth over the past few years, North West Aluminium has more than doubled its workforce since 2017, with the company now having 50 full-time staff across Ireland and the UK.
Recruitment has included in-house quantity surveyors, new product designers and a technical manager with further field technical representatives on the ground, assisting clients with key projects.
Over the past number of years, the company has opened a number of state-of-the-art facilities in Termon and Kilmacrennan in north-west Donegal, with a major expansion of the company’s office and manufacturing HQ facility due to be completed later this year, providing an additional 20,000 sq ft under construction to bring the total factory space to 65,000 sq ft.
Under the GutterClad brand, NWA design and manufacture standard aluminium products, including gutters, downpipes, fascia, soffit, window cills, standing seam, capping’s and various bespoke aluminium products. With R & D and new product innovation as a critical driver, the company has committed to further product development for the commercial market in 2021.
Steven Nairn originally joined the company in 2019, having been in the construction sales sector for a number of years. A qualified joiner and project manager, he has over 15 years’ experience and brings extensive knowledge to the new role.
Steven said, “Being involved from the start of the project, seeing the drawings and plans, being onsite offering advice and problem solving, and bringing this through to manufacturing, powder coating and ultimately to the installation stage gives me great satisfaction. I have worked on various sites throughout my career, and I will be bringing that experience to the role.”
He added, “Not only are we expanding our range of products, but we are also expanding our installer network across Ireland and the UK. We aim to give new innovative bespoke solutions to our installer network and contractors.”