About Us

who we are

Our Vision

To strive for a strong correlation between economic prosperity and improved social conditions for a contemporary Jamaican society.

Our Mission

To achieve our economic goals by deploying the company’s assets, philosophy and human resources, to become the leading manufacturer and distributor of building materials in Jamaica.

ARC Manufacturing Limited (ARC) specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of building materials and is the leading manufacturer of common wire nails and the sole manufacturer of binding wire in Jamaica. The company also manufactures barbed wire, quarter wire, binding wire, fabric mesh, nails, chain link fencing, tracks & studs, purlins, circular & industrial zinc, roofing tiles, hurricane straps, and other roofing products. Products distributed include its full line of manufactured products, as well as cement, concrete blocks, structural steel, rebars, merchant bars, plywood, hardboard, cement board, furniture ply, plumbing and electrical supplies, steel plates, paints, furniture lumber, and hundreds of retail items.

ARC is one of Jamaica's most customer and market-oriented companies and is the employer of choice for over three hundred (300) employees. The majority of its employees reside in the surrounding communities to its Bell Road location.

Its competitive advantages include the Lumber Treatment, which is one of the most modern in the region as well as the Metal Slitting Plant – the only of its kind in Jamaica.

Furthermore, the company offers superior delivery service island-wide, affordable prices, and maintains excellent business relationships.


Norman W. Horne, CD, JP is the founder and Executive Chairman of ARC Manufacturing Limited. After observing the vast number of rusting zinc roofs across Jamaica, Horne saw the opportunity to use technology to convert the local zinc market from galvanized zinc sheets to aluminium zinc sheets, which are rust-resistant. This led to the birth of ARC Manufacturing Limited. With over three decades of experience in International Business, Finance, Accounts, and Administration, Horne has utilized a blend of international best practices and Jamaican know-how to effectively create a distinctive corporate culture at ARC. Norman has served on several corporate Boards including JAMPRO; the National Housing Trust; and the Jamaica Manufacturers Association
Charlotte Hayles holds overall responsibility for the operations and financial/technical resources of the company. She is the primary liaison between the company’s board of directors and corporate operations, and takes the lead on developing and managing all planning and strategic imperatives for ARC Manufacturing. Hayles was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and has over two decades of experience in business and finance both locally and internationally.


Deanall has served at ARC at the Senior Management level, both locally and internationally in varying capacities. His professional experience spans Finance, Marketing, Sales, International Business, Manufacturing, and Operations, and has served on several local public and private sector boards. He holds an MSc. in Accounting (UWI), a Bsc. in Management (UWI), an LLB. from the University of London, and a Legal Education Certificate from Norman Manley Law School. He is also the Chairman of Ewarton Primary School’s Board of Governors, a member of The Lay Magistrate Association, Calabar Old Boys Association, UWI Guild of Graduates, and the University of London Alumni.
With over two decades of experience in General Management, Strategic Planning and Administration, as the General Manger for the Corporate Affairs Division, Novlet has oversight of a number of departments, including Human Resources & Administration, Quality Management & Strategic Planning, Marketing and Public Relations, Finance and Security and Property. Deans holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University (Florida) and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of New Orleans. Additionally, she has been awarded a number of post-graduate certifications from Harvard Business and the Wharton Business Schools. Deans is the Assistant District Governor for Jamaica South Central (Rotary District 7020), Past President of the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains and a Justice of the Peace for St. Andrew.
Starting out as a Sales Executive, Yvonne has grown with the organization over the years. During this time, she has held various roles spanning Sales, Projects, and Procurement. Now, Yvonne holds full responsibility for the Operations and Transportation Division, which includes warehousing as well as inbound and outbound logistics. Dacres holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Management Studies from the University of the West Indies, Mona.
Since working in the Finance and Accounts Department, Claudette has grown tremendously with the company and have made valuable contributions to the overall management of the company’s capital over the years. With over 20 years of experience in Finance, Accounts, and Auditing, Galloway is currently in the process of completing a certification course by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).