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Address: Rockfort, PO Box 448, Kingston, Jamaica, W.I.
Telephone: 876-928-6231-5
Fax: 876-928-7381
Email: info@caribcement.com
Web Site: http://www.caribcement.com

The following is taken from the company's website:

Caribbean Cement Company Limited (Carib Cement), located in Rockfort, Kingston, has been producing a consistently high quality of portland cement using one hundred percent Jamaican raw materials since 1952. The raw materials used in the manufacturing process are all mined within ten miles of the plant. Carib Cement has as a subsidiary company Jamaica Gypsum and Quarries Limited (JGQ), which supplies the company with the gypsum used in the manufacture of its cement. The company exports its surplus gypsum and boasts its own ports for the shipment abroad of both its cement and gypsum.

The plant is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountain Range. In 2012, the plant delivered 755,070 tonnes of cement. The company recently commissioned a new state of the art Kiln - Kiln 5 and Cement Mill - Mill 5. Unfortunately, it was forced to impair Kiln 3 and Mill 3 due to inactivity since 2008.
It is a major contributor to the Jamaican economy and employs over 300 persons.
Over 90% of structures present in Jamaica today were built using Carib Cement as it is commonly known.
Caribbean Cement Company Limited... A Committment to More than Just Cement
Our Mission Statement
Caribbean Cement Company Limited, a member of the TCL Group of Companies, is committed to providing high quality products and services in an environmentally friendly manner, achieveing the financial objectives of its shareholders, meeting the needs of customers and employees whilst adding value to the community.

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The following is taken from the company's 2012 annual report:

Francis 'Tony' Haynes - General Manager

Adrian Spencer - Materials Manager

Alice Hyde - Sales & Marketing Manager

Brett Johnson - Manufacturing Manager

Chester Adams - Planning & Development Manager

Dalmain Small - Human Resources Manager

Godfrey Stultz - Projects Manager

Ken Wiltshire - Operations Manager

Jascinth Buchanan Wint - Finance Manager

Raymond Mitchell - Quality Manager

The following is taken from the company's website:

Brian Young - Chairman

Dr. Rollin Bertrand

Bevon Francis

Hollis Hosein

Derek Jones

Parris Lyew-Ayee, CD

Judith Robinson

Lincoln Parmasar

The following is taken from the company's website:

The idea of a cement company in Jamaica was aired in 1921. However, serious consideration was given to the idea in the years just prior to the end of World War II.

The arguments used for a local plant were to curb the shortage of cement being experienced as a result of the war, the presence of a large local market, an adequate supply of cement for government's building projects and to utilize the shipping space made available by the reduction of cement imports for other necessary commodities.

Also, it was the aim to produce and sell on the local market at a price less that the cement imported from Britain. Before the war, cement was shipped from Britain at a cost four times the cost of producing in Jamaica.

The first proposed site for the cement plant was Port Henderson, because it was at the entrance to the Kingston Harbour and was in an area rich in limestone deposits.

The government had been in discussion with the Associated Portland Cement Manufacturing Limited (APCML) since 1938. In 1945, approval was granted by the House of Representatives for a local company to be formed under the control of APCML. The proposed structure was for APCML to own 80% of the company and the remaining 20% was to go to Jamaican companies and individuals. A plant with a capacity of 30,000 tonnes per annum was being considered. There was much public debate and pressure on the government because of what many considered to be an unfavourable position to the people of Jamaica. APCML expected a return of 12.5%. This meant that at best the local price of cement would have been minimally less than the price of the British imported product. The negotiations between the government and APCML which ensued were deadlocked, and in 1947, APCML rejected the government's offer.

In 1947, Caribbean Cement Company Limited was incorporated and in 1948 accepted the government's cement franchise terms for the construction of a plant with a capacity of 100,000 tonnes.

Founders of the new company included the well known Canadian-British industrialist Sir William Stephenson. Sir William served as Chairman for nearly 20 years and had earned the name "Intrepid" as a result of intelligence work done during the war.

The new proposed site was Harbour Head, with easy access to mineral deposits and a deep water harbour. The start-up capital was £1,200,000, to be raised in Jamaica and partially in London and New York. This sum was finally raised by 1951, 4½ years later.

The company opened its doors on January 28, 1952 and started commercial production a few weeks later, on February 8.

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