Arawak forced to import cement after shutdown
Mechanical challenges at the Arawak Cement Company have forced it to import cement from sister company Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) to satisfy local demand.
The St Lucy company began experiencing mechanical failures in various areas of its operations over the past weeks and, during the last weekend, suffered a shutdown of its cement mill, which halted production.
In the wake of this development, general manager Rupert Greene has assured the public that the company is working around the clock to rectify the problem and is this week importing 1 900 metric tonnes of cement from TCL in Trinidad to ensure that customers’ needs are met.
“Our team is working tirelessly to resolve the problem. In the interim, in order to honour our commitment to fully supply the local market, we made the decision to import cement from our sister company. In the next few days customers will notice cement in TCL branded sacks on the local market.” he explained. (PR)