Monday 21 September, 2020

Carib Cement invests US$2 million in new administrative building

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw (centre) listens as General Manager of Carib Cement, Peter Donkersloot (right) shares details of the company's plans. Other employees listen on.

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw (centre) listens as General Manager of Carib Cement, Peter Donkersloot (right) shares details of the company's plans. Other employees listen on.

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is lauding the work of the Caribbean Cement Company (Carib Cement) for its commitment to investing in the local economy.

Shaw was speaking at a plant tour and ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Caribbean Cement’s new administration building at Rockfort, Kingston last Friday.

The previous building was destroyed by a fire in January 2017.

“I really am pleased to hear that the company is not just investing in equipment, and we are seeing that you are only importing equipment. Everything else that you’re using is from Jamaica”, said Shaw.

The new 1,050 square meter building will cost more than US$2 million and will house more than 60 employees.

General Manager of Carib Cement, Peter Donkersloot said the building will create a more collaborative environment for the team.

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“This building will create a work ethic we desire with people working more together, more efficiently, energy efficient and oriented to team work. You don’t get to be the best company without the best people and you don’t get to have the best people if you don’t give the best conditions and tools they need to perform their jobs”, said Donkersloot.

The tour, which followed the production process highlighted more than US$200 million

Shaw implored more companies to invest in human capital as a means of addressing some of the nation’s biggest problems.

“Our greatest crisis in Jamaica is not the crime and the murder, not the underdevelopment but the biggest crisis is one of human underdevelopment. We are not going to achieve prosperity in the pocket, unless we begin with prosperity in our minds,” Shaw said.

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