Caribbean Cement Company Limited yesterday said that although it had suffered a setback in the commissioning of its new state-of-the-art mill, this would not affect the quality of the product.
A large storage bin collapsed Wednesday night while being filled. The company on Friday emphasised that it was not a silo which had collapsed.
"Our silos at Carib Cement are large, concrete structures primarily for the storage of cement. All of these are intact," said public relations officer Lystra Sharp.
On Thursday, the cement company said that an independent investigation into the collapse of the storage bin was being conducted "to ascertain the cause of failure and to prevent a recurrence". Carib Cement said that it expected to have a full understanding by early next week.
In the statement, marketing manager, Alice Hyde, gave the assurance that there would be adequate cement in the market for all of Carib Cement’s customers.
"There will be no interruption to the supply by Carib Cement. Silos and warehouses are full, and the operational plant was not affected by this accident," she said.
Source: The Jamaican Gleaner