Established in 2011, Enfield-based log holder manufacturer Timber Croc is on the verge of completing its first decade in business. The company’s managing director Des Geraghty started out as a lumberjack in Longford, working alongside his father and brothers cutting and selling timber. He later established a construction company. After enjoying some good years, the downturn in 2008 hit Des hard.

Work became scarce and he found himself competing for the smallest of jobs. At this time, Des and his brother Cyril, a fabricator, began to explore other options. In 2010, the duo were cutting up timber, using a device to hold logs which their father had fabricated years earlier. They began to simplify their father’s design. The goal was to make a product that would eliminate the dangers involved in holding timber while cutting and make the task easier.