82 83 T rinrico Steel and Wire Products Limited was established in 1974, by the late Jack Paul Ramoutarsingh. The company is located in Reform Village, Gasparillo, Trinidad. Daniel Ramoutarsingh, Jack’s son, is the company’s Managing Director. He relates the history of the company his father founded, noting that it has been a long and arduous struggle, but one that has been met with courage, conviction, and a fierce sense of patriotic pride. “My father started working at an early age with his parents Daniel and Vilna in the opera- tion of the family bicycle store which would later grow into the hardware store D. Ramou- tarsingh & Company Limited,” Ramoutarsingh begins. “They were selling hardware and construction materials, basically in Marabella, which is a town in south Trinidad. My father was a very unique individual; he made very bold decisions in his day. He was always business driven and, in fact, at the age of 16, he TRINRICO STEEL ANDWIRE PRODUCTS LIMITED A SON TAKES OVER HIS FATHER’S DREAM