Rubis Bridge House opened in Spanish Town
The newly refurbished and expanded Rubis Bridge House in Spanish Town, St Catherine, was officially opened on Friday, August 26.
Numerous visitors, staff members, and sponsors converged on the 1 Barrett Street location for the occasion.
Proprietor Owen Chambers said that he believes in the business potential of the area. "I am really glad that I am able to employ more than 20 persons for this project, We offer an essential service to the motoring industry," Chambers said.
He said that the station has undergone expansion and now sells automotive accessories, which makes it a one-stop shop.
Mayor of Spanish Town Norman Scott said it means a great deal for business confidence in the town. "My assessment shows me clearly that investors still see the area as good for business. My belief is that manufacturers are not returning, therefore, service industries like these is the way to go," Scott said.
This was also the view of Lascelles Chin, who endorsed the business venture. "I am indeed pleased to see another Jamaican finding it prudent to invest here. I am also impressed with the layout of the store, which is located in the centre of the town," Chin said.
Rubis' Wayne Wright said the store has provided the direction in which the company is going. "We moved from Shell to Rubis two years ago. We have now decided to take the name to another level and we are indeed please about Bridge House as where it is, the service it now offers has placed it appropriately in relation to our goals and objectives," Wright said.
The opening saw exhibitions from Tropical Batteries and Superior Parts, among other players in the industry. There were giveaways from Rubis and displays of car-care items.