The Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA) will convene its 5th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 20th January, 2015 at the Garraway Hotel, with the topic "The Impact of Erika on the Manufacturing Sector, and the Rebuilding Process”. According to a release, this will be their first meeting since the passage of ‘Erika’, and the first opportunity for manufacturers to discuss the status of their sector.
Officials of the DMA say 2015 saw mixed results in the manufacturing sector, with some manufacturing facilities having been severely affected by the Storm. The Essential Oils facility at Petite Savanne was totally destroyed, the Macoucherie Estate was severely damaged, and the DCP Colgate Palmolive was forced to shut down their operations after more than fifty years, and many other facilities were directly or indirectly affected.
Meanwhile DMA officials say, on a positive note, the Association successfully hosted students from the University of Dayton, Ohio, which resulted in the first ever Coconut Cheese competition, and they also established the BUY DOMINICA SUPERCENTRE: The Home of Locally Manufactured Products, being an exclusive sales outlet for Dominican products. The AGM will begin at 3:00 pm with a business session for DMA members only, while the formal session which is open to the media and the public, will commence at 5:00 p.m.
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