Maloney lands major Dominica contract

Local precast and construction firm Preconco Limited has been awarded a major contract by the government of Dominica to assist in the housing reconstruction effort in that storm-battered Eastern Caribbean island.

The development comes two months after category five Hurricane Maria bore down on Roseau, leaving behind a mountain of devastation, including significant damage and destruction to a substantial number of structures.

Operations Manager of Preconco Ltd Joshua Read has not disclosed the value of the contract, but said in a release this afternoon that the first shipment of precast was expected to arrive in Dominica in just under two weeks’ time.

He also said the project was expected to expand as the company “provides housing solutions throughout the island”.

“We’ve engineered the housing structures to suit the required needs. We’ve also implemented our design for a concrete roof system and installation of the homes should be underway within four weeks,” Read said.

The deal was reached following extensive discussions between the 26-year-old company and Dominican officials.

“It was recognized that the products and services offered by Preconco Ltd met the housing solutions required by the government,” the Preconco official added.

This is not the first time the Mark Maloney-led company will be working on that island, having previously built the faculty building at the Ross University School of Medince, which Preconco pointed out, did not receive any structural damage during the recent passage of the monster hurricane.

“This was a notable factor in the company’s new arrangement with the government of Dominica,” Read said.

At the beginning of this year Preconco Ltd also landed a major contract with an international resort in Bermuda, ahead of several precast companies from the United States.

Read did not give a timeline for the completion of the housing project in Dominica, but said it was expected to bring increased economic activity to that country.

“Preconco Ltd will be working with local contractors and training several Dominicans in the installation of the precast structures,” he said, adding “there will also be employment opportunities for Barbadians as Preconco looks to fulfill the requirements of this and other ongoing projects”.

8 Responses to Maloney lands major Dominica contract

  1. archy perch November 24, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Congratulations to a local company doing quality work to merit the awarded contract. Foreign exchange is earned.

  2. Donild Trimp November 24, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Good news.

    Congrats Mark.

  3. Helicopter(8P) November 24, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Good news Mark ! We wish you the very best in delivering a fantasticly good and safe package to Mr.Skerett and the Dominican people! Long live our national motto “Pride and Industry”!

  4. Belfast November 24, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Hope that the construction includes concrete roofs.

  5. Belfast November 24, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    That should have read ‘Glad that the construction includes concrete roofs.”

  6. Greengiant November 26, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Yes you lot. Cut his ….. now. This man, a Barbadian has been working hard to develop this company over the last two and a half decades, bringing in foreign exchange to this economy. Yet we criticise him as though he is some white plague on our lands.

    I’m not white, I’m a proud black Barbadian who does not feel intimidated by any race in this country. I’ve been educated alongside them for decades, played sports with and against, partied with them, and surfed with them all my life. They are no more intelligent than me, or any of. If we want our next generation to be a force in our country, we have to learn how to build wealth from micro enterprises through sacrifice. They may have advantages, and they do, but we can only use what we have.

    We need to stop the complaining, ignore those who have struggled in the land of the europeans, and other developed nations, now to return here spewing their brainwashing theories about race, and the effects. They and their offspring stayed for decades building the developed countries, only to discover they will never belong there. Constantly being reminded of their migrant status. I on the other hand stayed just long enough to further my education and honor the contracts with international agencies with whom I worked. Returning home in just over a decade to battle on my own playing field. Being a sportsman all my life I learned the advantage of playing at home, against playing away. That’s what the white Barbadians have learned, “playing at home first before playing away”. Well done Mark.

  7. andy g November 26, 2017 at 11:41 am

    congrats.Many of them tried to pull you down,but I always maintain ,you are the young COW ,and you will make it big.

  8. Alex Alleyne November 27, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Great, but will you be carrying a BAJAN crew like China when ever a job is given ?.


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