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Published in Industry on 19/05/2021

Men’s Sheds Nationwide Benefit from Modular Unit Donations from Actavo

CNI reports

Actavo Building Solutions, Ireland’s leading supplier of modular buildings, is celebrating a ten-year partnership with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association (IMSA), a national organisation that supports the development and growth of Ireland’s men’s sheds movement, with over 400 locations nationwide. Since 2010, Actavo has donated modular units to the community organisation, with dozens of units of various sizes installed in 20 Men’s Sheds across the country.

The ten-year partnership between Actavo and the Men’s Sheds has benefited and helped sheds across the country to expand their premises.  As part of the partnership, Actavo Building Solutions donates end-of-life modular units to the IMSA, which are then allocated to a local men’s shed. The modular units vary in size and are initially worked on as projects and workshops by the members of the shed, with the majority being repurposed and converted into community meeting spaces.

Brian Kelly, Chief Executive, Actavo said: “Actavo is delighted to continue its long-term relationship with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. This is a great cause that brings together a like-minded group of men to set up, run, and maintain a men’s shed. Dave Higgins in our Kildare depot, as the key driver for this initiative, has been doing an inspirational job. The donation of modular units has enabled men’s sheds across the country to create their own space that can facilitate workshops. We look forward to continuing this partnership with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association.”

Enda Egan, newly-appointed CEO of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association, added: “Actavo has been on-board with Men’s Sheds from day one, and their generous support has allowed dozens of sheds around the country to flourish and expand, particularly in those areas where suitable premises are hard to come by. There’s a 10-year legacy of support dotted around the country, and we look forward to taking that relationship forward into the future”.

Many sheds who have benefited from the partnership previously rented space from third parties, a cost which often stretched their limited finances. The donated units ensure the sheds have their own area to store tools and material, as well as offering them security and flexibility in their meeting times.