An 'ARC' For The CementFrom left: Parris Lyew-Ayee, chairman, Caribbean Cement Company Limited; Norman Horne, executive chairman, ARC Manufacturing Limited; Minister of Science, Energy, Telecommunications and Transport Daryl Vaz; Yago Castro, managing director, Caribbean Cement Company Limited; Metry Seaga, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ); and Rogelio Barahona, sales and commercial development director, Caribbean Cement Company Limited, share a moment after the signing of the contract renewal. Garfield Robinson
ARC Manufacturing Ltd and Caribbean Cement Company last Thursday signed an agreement to extend its partnership in which the cement producer will continue producing ARC-branded cement. The deal will see Caribbean Cement producing the construction material for ARC for the next five years, with an option to renew for another five years. Both companies have been in the arrangement for the past 10 years.
Norman Horne, executive chairman of ARC Manufacturing, expressed optimism about the partnership's future, and the event received praise for its positive impact on the Jamaican business landscape.
"ARC Manufacturing Ltd and Caribbean Cement Company have had a very long, long relationship. ARC, as you know, is a manufacturing distributer of building materials, and cement is one of the most critical ingredients in the building material frame. Without cement the business is finished, and so it is such a critical product. In the wisdom of Carib Cement and ARC, we decided to take a nationalist view. To me, Jamaica will always be important, and in serving Jamaica we have to put Jamaica first at all times. And so, with that nationalistic view, it would be in Carib Cement and ARC's best interest for us to form an alliance to eliminate the importation of cement [in] Jamaica," shared Horne.
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In Full SupportMetry Seaga, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), and his wife Nadine, mindset and leadership coach, spend their Thursday evening at the cocktail reception.Garfield Robinson
'Four' SureNorman Horne (left), executive chairman, ARC Manufacturing Limited; and his wife Ashley (second left) are joined by Yago Castro, managing director, Caribbean Cement Company Limited, and his wife Lina.Garfield Robinson
Team Building!Jermaine Burrell, director, ARC Manufacturing Limited, shares the frame with Yvonne Dacres (left), general manager of operations, ARC Manufacturing Limited; and Novlet Green, general manager of corporate affairs and governance, ARC Manufacturing Limited.Garfield Robinson
#melodiesViolinist Dayna Palmer keeps the evening mellow.Garfield Robinson
Yago Castro (left), managing director, Caribbean Cement Company Limited, and Norman Horne, executive chairman, ARC Manufacturing Limited, review the paperwork. Garfield Robinson