By Admin. Updated 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
The Eastern Caribbean Group of Companies – ECGC is celebrating 45 years since it began operations in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The company began operations on December 11, 1977, according to its website.
According to the ECGC’s website, the company began with the vision of the late Sir. Phillip Veira with partnership from local businessman Rudolph Baynes – an agent for Canadian Company – Maple Leaf Mills and the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The ECGC currently has six subsidiaries, namely East Caribbean Flour Mills which opened in 1977, the East Caribbean Packaging which opened in 1981, the East Caribbean Feeds which opened in 1982, the East Caribbean Rice Mill which opened in 1988, the Caricom Rice Mills which opened in 1990, and the East Caribbean Bottlers Inc which opened 2014.
The company says on its website that today, the ECGC has positioned itself as one of the leading innovators and manufacturers in the Caribbean region and currently exports to most of the islands from Jamaica in the North, to Trinidad in the South from its fully integrated location at Campden Park Bay.
The company says that it has evolved “from a single flour mill in 1977” to employing 160 persons today.
The ECGC said it continues to invest in its human capital and within the community through sports, education and youth engagement.