Globally experienced manager brings expertise to Freeport Concrete

Sun, Jan 18th 2009, 12:00 AM

Freeport Concrete Company Limited announced this week the appointment of Mr Martin Foody as Concrete and Block Plant Manager in charge of their new ready mix concrete batching facility in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Mr Foody brings extensive global experience in past appointments with Wimpey International, Taylor Woodrow International and Balfour Beatty International in countries such as Dubai, Oman, Nigeria, Somalia, Jordan and Sri Lanka. For six years Mr Foody was the concrete manager at the Paradise Island Ready Mix facility on Paradise Island, Bahamas, and was responsible for supplying ready mixed concrete for Atlantis phases II and III. Paradise Island Ready Mix concrete company, under Mr Foody?s supervision, was the winner of the Roger H. Corbetta Award by the Concrete Industry Board (USA), which recognises significant contributions to progress in methods of concrete construction.

Mr Ray Simpson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Freeport Concrete Company Limited said, ?I am absolutely delighted to have been able to bring Martin on board. His appointment comes at the right time, as we are in the final process of completing our $1 million batching facility at our new location at the Freeport Harbour.?

He further added: ?With Martin?s knowledge and experience about concrete, Freeport Concrete Company Limited will be able to supply high quality concrete for any major projects on the island as well as giving our local contractors quality concrete and the exceptional service they demand.?

Freeport Concrete Company Limited is a BISX listed publicly traded Bahamian company and employs more than 80 Bahamians. The company has two divisions, including The Home Centre in Freeport, which is the leading building supplies company on Grand Bahama, as well as the concrete plant at Freeport Harbour.

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