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Northern Ireland headquartered building products specialist celebrates 60 years of business

AG co-founder Harry Acheson (centre) joined by son Raymond Acheson (left) and grandson, Stephen (right) and some of the AG Fivemiletown staff who attended a function at Fivemiletown to mark AG’s 60th anniversary.

Staff at AG (formerly Acheson + Glover) have gathered at each of the company’s locations to celebrate 60 years in business. The first of a series of celebratory events was held in Fivemiletown – where three generations of the Acheson family joined staff to mark the firm’s historic milestone.  

The hard landscaping and building products provider, formed in March 1960 employs more than 230 people.

In the intervening 60-years AG has expanded from a single quarry-based outlet to a business with eight locations across the UK and Ireland.

Since its earliest days, AG has been renowned for its focus on innovation and many market firsts. In the 1980s, it was the first company in the UK and Ireland to introduce top-mix paving. More recently it became the first company to offer machine-install retaining wall solutions.

The firm has grown consistently, and AG family values remain at the heart of this business. Whilst these roots were laid down by past generations, they have been reinforced by the new CEO Stephen Acheson.

AG co-founder Harry Acheson (centre) joined by grandson Stephen Acheson (left) and son, Raymond who attended a function at Fivemiletown to mark AG’s 60th anniversary.

Stephen Acheson, CEO at AG comments:

“Throughout our 60 years in business we’re proud that we’ve retained our traditional heritage and family values of honesty and integrity as well as our focus on innovation. We have grown from a small company to a business with more than 230 employees, known for our ingenuity and our ability to deliver better, faster and safer products to our customers.”

As part of its company-wide commitment to sustainability AG has, in recent years, introduced Co2-reducing machinery, employed a Conservation Manager and implemented various biodiversity programmes at its quarries. The company is also accredited to ISO 14001 for its environmental management systems.