Jamaican entity Lydford Mining Company has secured its first shipment of construction limestone to the United States.
Lydford Mining worked for four days with 1,000 trucks to load 36,000 metric tons of three-quarter inch stone, which will be used in the production of concrete aggregates in Savannah, Georgia.
This marks the start of a series of regular shipments to markets in the southeastern United States.
Jamaican investment agency Jampro was instrumental in introducing Lydford Mining to buyers of Twin Rivers Land & Timber.
“We are delighted that this connection has borne substantial fruit and a long-term relationship anticipated,” said Jampro President Diane Edwards.
Edwards joined Lydford Mining’s Edgar Cousins and Jackie Millington and buyers from the Twin Rivers Land & Timber team, including CEO and CFO Clay and Ashley Crosby, to witness the historic occasion and watch the vessel load on October 14.
Jamaica has one of the purest limestone deposits in the world, with over 50 billion tons of proven limestone reserves.
The global projection bodes well for Jamaica and the potential of this milestone achievement for the Lydford Mining Company.
“Lydford Mining is on a strategic path to double its business in 2023, while ensuring environmentally sustainable measures are in place to ensure we remain the leading producer of limestone aggregates in Jamaica,” commented Edgar Cousins, director of Lydford Mining.
Lydforf Mining is also a producer and exporter of value-added limestone aggregates, ground calcium carbonate (GCC) for the food/pharmaceutical market and flue gas desulphurization in the United States.
Regionally, it supplies markets with building materials and has supplied sand and gravel to customers in Aruba, Guantanamo Bay and the US Virgin Islands.
Lydford Mining also supplies made-to-specification materials for the construction, animal feed, fertilizer, paint, plastics and soap industries in the domestic market.