n November 1968 KEM INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION of ATLANTA, GEORGIA established operations in Jamaica as a manufacturer and distributor of Industrial and Institutional Chemicals. The Company which was registered as CEK JAMAICA LIMITED grew steadily between 1969 and 1987, when it was sold to local management under a special re-organization agreement.
Between 1989 and 1992, the Company experienced severe financial difficulties and eventually went into receivership in May 1993. In August 1993, a conglomerate of financial institutions and trading companies, headed by Mr. Elon E. Beckford established KEMICALS WORLDWIDE LIMITED to acquire all the trademarks of KEM as well as the other assets of CEK JAMAICA LIMITED.
The KEM trademarks are internationally registered and are marketed throughout North and Central America and the Caribbean. KEMICALS WORLDWIDE owns the distribution rights in all the CARICOM markets, including Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, Belize and Cayman, with option to register in Cuba and Haiti when this becomes possible.
Seal Sprayed Solutions Limited is a private, limited liability corporation involved in the water-proofing and insulation of buildings, various structures, and equipment. Seal Sprayed Solutions was formed in December of 2002 and went into full operation by January of 2003, with one mobile plant and five full-time employees.
By April 2005, the company had expanded to three mobile plants, 18 full-time employees and several temporary staff, including preparation crews and warranty crews. To date, we have applied Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) to over 4,000,000 square feet of surfaces across the Caribbean.
The Pesticides Control Authority (PCA) is a statutory body of the Government of Jamaica, mandated through the Pesticides Act of 1975 to regulate, manage and control pesticide usage in Jamaica. Other Acts also impinge on pesticide control, but the Pesticides Act (1975) was legislated to allow for specific control of the pesticide industry.
Embodied within the Pesticides Act (1975) is the formation of a Pesticides Control Authority (PCA). The members of the Board are appointed by the Minister of Health and are made up of representatives from public and private sector organisations who have the expertise required for pesticide related matters. The Board meets monthly and sets the policies to regulate the industry in relation to the importation, manufacture, use, distribution and control of pesticides, among other things.