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We wish a very happy retirement to experienced McCann machine driver, Martin Foody

The McCann team has bid a fond farewell and a happy retirement to a highly valued member of its team, after 67-year old Martin Foody hung up his high-vis jacket for the last time.

Martin has been with McCann for 28 years, driving a range of machinery and plant for the company across a large number of major infrastructure projects.

He began his career working with his dad driving scrapers – gaining valuable experience that would set him on his way to a career in something that he became highly respected for.

He joined McCann in 1990, and during three decades with the company, drove a range of machinery – largely diggers – in conditions that ranged from the bitter excesses of winter, to the scorching heat of summer.

Martin took the decision to retire this year to spend more time with family and enjoy working on his beloved garden.

Speaking about Martin’s retirement, company MD John McCann said, “Martin is someone that everyone wants on their team – no matter what the project is”.

“He is a gentle giant, highly respected, a perfectionist and you can always trust him to complete projects on time, and to the highest standard. He is a very likeable guy and has made a lot of friends throughout his time at the company. We wish him the very best in his retirement,” added John.

For Martin, retiring after many enjoyable years working across the country was not an easy decision, but he is confident that he will still be able to keep himself busy.

“I must say a big thank you to the team at McCann for three memorable decades,” said Martin.

Leaving the company is like leaving a family – I’ll miss everyone very much. I’m looking forward to a bit more relaxation now – although with my garden and doing occasional odd jobs, I’m sure I’ll still manage to keep myself busy!”

We would like to extend a big thank you to Martin for his 30 years of service to McCann and we collectively wish him all the very best for the future!

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