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7 0 71 plant facilities, planning to produce a construc- tion-grade specification material and a manu- factured beach sand. We’ve now had the plant in production for about eight months and it has been so successful that we are in the process of doubling the size, or perhaps even two and a half times the size. “We also just bought a new plant and about 1.2 million USD worth of equipment to expand that construction-grade facility. It is about two miles away on our existing mining site; all gov- ernment-owned land, but we had a long-term lease for 25 years, which we just renewed for another 25.” BVC: Have your employee numbers changed? Cousins: “Our labor force has grown but not by very much because, as we move to bigger equipment and more automation, we become more efficient. We currently have about 65 em- ployees and another 15 temporary contractors at any given time. Jamaica has a shortage of skilled labor in our sector, partly because of the migration of our skilled workers to markets in the U.S. and Canada. We train our own workers, in fact, we have a policy to cross-train them – so any operator of a particular piece of equip- ment will be able to take over and run another piece, when, and if, called upon to do so. “We don’t have an R & D department because our products are quite basic, for the most part, as opposed to finished products. The finished products we do make are produced to a stan- dard, so we have a laboratory for quality con- trol that operates on a full-time basis. We also do testing for the gradation of the material; for l Jaw Crushers l Cone Crushers l Impact Crushers l Screens l Feeders l Wheeled and Modular Plants 2001 NW 93 Ave. | Miami, FL 33172 USA | P: 305.592.8361 | F: 305.592.8321 sales@armstrongequipment.com | www.armstrongequipment.com LYDFORD MINING CO. Armstrong Equipment is a world leading distributor of ROCK CRUSHING equipment based in Miami, Florida since the late 1970’s. A family owned enterprise, now run by second generation family members operates out of 3 acre facility in South Florida. The company distributes TEREX products under the brand names of CEDARAPIDS, SIMPLICITYAND CANICA products. With regional offices in Guatemala, Panama and Colombia covering the whole Caribbean, Central and South America The company has recently supplied a Portable wheel mounted Impact crusher to a major Rock crushing op- eration in Jamaica. With a highly experienced techni- cal staff of over 40 employees ready to assist potential customers with break through crushing innovations of the latest twenty first century crushing technology. The company can design complete crushing plants with aggregate feed designs to meet customer require- ments. At Armstrong Equipment, the company can supply spare parts from its large stock in Miami with a very short time frame using the in house Logistical supply services to any part of the Caribbean and other world markets through air or ocean. Our biggest projects include the extension of the Panama canal, road projects in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Dominica after the Hurricane and as far away as South Africa, Algeria and Papua New Guinea. At Armstrong we provide a first class service to our many world leading customers. Our own special Arm- strong Crusher® brand is available upon demand as well.