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New US$2-m new salt-refining facility seeks overseas markets

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SALT refinery Industrial Chemical Company (ICC) Ja Ltd, manufacturer of Freeflo and Ocean salts, is pushing to increase exports to between 30 and 40 per cent of total earnings by targeting markets outside of the boundaries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in light of the recent construction of a new salt-refining facility.

Following the official opening ceremony of the new salt refinery in Spanish Town on Wednesday, Managing Director Lynden Nugent told the Jamaica Observer that the overarching vision which resulted in the new plant is “to leverage our considerable experience, infrastructure and know-how to expand in the existing business, and invest in off-shoots where they arise, with a view to maximise our local sales as well as moving toward, over a five-year period, pushing to a minimum” of a third of earnings.

Published in the Observer
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