Company paints its way to ‘ideal location’
THE businesses emerging as a result of construction of the extension of the Solomon Hochoy Highway to Point Fortin have made Debe the ideal place to open a Sissons Colour Shop, managing director of ANSA Coatings Ltd Roger Roach has said.
Roach gave the feature address on Tuesday at the launch of the Sissons Paint Colour Shop in Debe.
He said Penal and environs were communities “rich in culture with a people known for talent in a district known for industry and commerce at a time ripe with opportunity”.
Roach said that with three major energy companies, the opening of the highway extension in Debe, the availability of major banks and other financial institutions, fast food franchises, the development of The University of the West Indies South Campus and contractors made the establishment of the Colour Shop in Debe ideal.
He said Sissons has been manufacturing paint and coatings in the Caribbean since 1956 and the brand has over 600 products and offers a wide range of decorative and protective coatings, including its weather exterior emulsions, super gloss oil paint, varnishes, wood stains, concrete and gypsum primers and aqua base products.
He said that Sissons has over 1,200 colours to choose from, with its manufacturing plants located in Trinidad and Grenada.
The goal of the company is to become the regional coating powerhouse and double in size its business over the next five years.
President of the Penal/Debe Chamber of Commerce Shiva Roopnarine in his address extended an invitation to the Sissons Paint management to join the Chamber in developing the Penal/Debe area.
He said if investors were seeking a place to conduct business, Penal/Debe was perfect given the low crime rate, suitable workforce and close-knit communities.
The Colour Shop’s franchisee in Debe is Micheal Ramsook who was thanked by various speakers for investing in this entrepreneurial endeavour which will add to the growth and development of the community.
The Colour Shop was actually opened in November last year.