66 67 J amaica Pre-Mix (JPM) Limited is a fully-owned subsidiary of Ledgehill International, Inc., a Florida-based company that was started in 1959 to supply the Jamaican construction industry with the highest quality readymixed con- crete and aggregates.“Going back about 20 years, there were only two or three concrete companies on the island,” says John Valentine,Managing Direc- tor of Jamaica Pre-mix.“In 2001, Pre-mix acquired its major com- petitor, Redimix Concrete Limit- ed,which auto- matically gave us close to 90 percent of the market share at that time.Today it has about 65 percent of the market; the rest of the market is taken by a group of about six smaller companies.” JPM is also the largest purchaser of bulk cement from the island’s only producer, Caribbean Cement Company. “Concrete is manufactured on request,”Valentine continues.“We have coverage from the western end of the island in Negril, all the way across to the eastern end as far as Port Antonio, so we have island-wide coverage with six concrete plants and two portable plants which can be put up on remote JAMAICA PRE-MIX & JAMAICA AGGREGATES SERVING THE JAMAICAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY JAMAICA PRE-MIX & JAMAICA AGGREGATES AT A GLANCE JAMAICA PRE-MIX & JAMAICA AGGREGATES WHAT: Jamaica Pre-mix & Jamaica Aggregates WHERE: Kingston, Jamaica WEBSITES: &