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Trinidad strike forces Carib Cement to switch packaging

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Carib Caribbean Cement Cement Company is advising its customers that out of necessity, the Company has been forced to pack its 42.5 kg Carib Cement Plus product in packaging not familiar to the Jamaican market, but says it is only a short term measure forced on it by industrial action in Trinidad.

The packages include bags in bags  labelled in Spanish with the Carib Cement OPC brand, ; bags labelled with the TCL Premium Plus brand; and bags labeled with the Carib Cement OPC brand.

“ This became necessary because of the strike action at Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) and the Company’s inability to receive bags from its supplier Trinidad Packaging Limited (TPL), a subsidiary of TCL,” said Caribbean Cement in a release on Thursday.
Rockfort, Kingston-based Caribbean Cement is a subsidiary of TCL.
The usual packaging will be restored once Carib Cement is assuring its customers that this is just an interim measure until the situation at TPL returns to normal operations, Caribbean Cement said, adding that it has sufficient bags to keep the Jamaican market supplied “has been resolved. The Company is also assuring that it has an adequate supply of bags to fill the needs of the domestic market for at least a few weeks”.

Additional information will be printed on these bags in keeping with local standard specifications; , inclusive of theas well as  date of manufacture and batch number as customary, the company said.

“Carib Plus flyers with information on the safety tips and general information will be made available at points of sale,” Caribbean Cement said.