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Fire Breaks Out at ANSA McAL Industrial Complex, Arima

As you are aware, a fire broke out at the complex of the ANSA McAL Industrial Park, Tumpuna Road, Arima around 2.00am on Sunday November 25th. Fortunately the fire, which started in the middle bay of the compound used primariy for storing  excess crates and bottles for Carib Brewery Limited, was brought under control by 9.00am with no injury to any person.


For this, credit should be given to the Arima Fire Station for its immediate response, to the back-up teams from the Tunapuna and San Juan Fire Stations as well as to employees from the Health and Safety teams of both Penta Paints Caribbean Limited and ANSA Polymer who rapidly responded to the scene.


With the fire contained, management and staff of Penta and Polymer were able to assess the situation and determine that our administrative offices experienced only limited heat and smoke damage and that our production facilities remained largely in tact with minimal damage to our paint filling floor. More importantly, the fire had in no way affected our stocks of finished products, which were warehoused a significant and safe distance away from the immediate scene of the fire.


Always prepared for any eventuality and in anticipation of the increased demand for paint during the holiday and construction periods, Penta’s management and staff had already built up ample stocks to ensure that the nation would have access to the premium quality Penta finishes upon which they always relied. As such, we wish to assure you that we are in a position to meet the demands of Penta’s Valued customers and business partners over the upcoming months at retailers as well as at our nationwide chain of Penta Colour shops, which were unaffected by the fire.


Despite the unfortunate events of the weekend, Penta and ANSA Polymer stand firm in our commitment to privide first-rate sevice to all our valued customers and business partners. We wish to assure you of our ability to offer a steady supply of our products in the coming months. In fact, due to the resilience of our team, product sales and deliveries will commence with immediate effect and without interruption. As always, we will continue to work closely with you and address any immediate issues you may encounter while we await safety clearance for resuming production and ensuring that our staf returns to a safe working environment.


We also wish to apologise in advance for any inconveninece due to lack of telephone access in the immediate aftermath of the fire and assure you that we are working diligently to quickly relocate our telephone lines and administrative staff to new premises on the Industrial Park compound. In the interim, a list of key company personnel and numbers at which they may be reached is detailed below for your convenience.


The management of Penta and ANSA Polymer also take this opportunity to express our sincer appreciation to our dedicated staff and to the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Services who so ably assisted in preserving our business. We also wish to thank our loyal customers and business partners for their faith in the quality of our products and for their ongoing support.



November 26, 2007


NSA Polymer Sales & Marketing
Robert Johnson-Attin  791 4688
Wayne Isaac 788 0691
Chris Ammon 788 0689
Steve Drayton 681 2426


Automotive Refinish Sales
Rory Nurse 788 0683
Allan Bruce 744 9497
Paul Ramcharan 735 0612
Jenny Auguste 385 8463


Colour Shop Manager
Erica Banfield Moore 363 6814
Colour Shop Cordinator
Kamini Ackbarali 785 1942


Export /Sales
Cherry Ann Joachim 685 7090
Candice Samuel 799 4747


Hardware/Trade Sales
Elizabeth Sookra-Lee  324 2404
Sharon Ramsubhag 328 7241
Rene Medina 318 2610
Dave Ali 788 3457
Latisha Boodramsigh 788 0690
Darryl Traboulay 689 5623


Industrial Sales
John Duchaussee 788 8374


Penta Colour Shops
Chaguanas 671 9681
Cocorite 622 3488
Cross Crossing 652 1567
El Dorado 663 2774
Marabella 658 4485
South Quay 624 3445
Tobago 639 2455/4170