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.

We have been manufacturing and distributing top-quality building materials for over 22 years. That is just one of the many reasons you can depend on us for the best products and services for all your construction needs.

Our 18-acre facility, located close to the Port of Kingston in Jamaica, is home to seven manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution hubs, as well as our corporate offices. We also have a distribution arm in Montego Bay, St. James.

Our investment in energy-efficient and technologically-advanced production methods help us to maintain high standards in operating and service delivery. As the employer of choice for over 300 local professionals, our team is committed to producing superior quality products and great service to our customers.

In Jamaica, we are one of the leading suppliers of steel and its by-products. We are also the top manufacturer of wire products such as nails, fabric mesh, and binding wire, as well as chain link fencing, aluminum-steel roofing tiles, and more. ARC’s Lumber Treatment plant, the only one of its kind locally, uses the eco-friendliest methods to preserve lumber for various construction purposes. Best of all, we are committed to delivering islandwide within 24 hours.


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 in the mid-1990’s, 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 Ltd in 1996. 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 Manufacturing Limited. 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.
A certified tradesman with over 30 years of experience in various areas of manufacturing and construction, Lackie Horne currently has overall responsibility for Safety, Security and Business Continuity at ARC Manufacturing Ltd. He has been with the company since 1996, and has hands-on involvement in all aspects of the day-to-day operations.


Deanall has served at ARC for more than a decade 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), a 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.
O’Neil has over 20 years of professional experience in Sales and Marketing, Business Administration and Accounts. As GM, he oversees the company’s Domestic and International Sales portfolio, which includes the branch in Montego Bay, Hardware & Institutional, Projects & Contractor business. O’Neil holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from the University of Technology(UTECH), Jamaica and a Diploma in Project Management from the University of the West Indies.
Starting out as a Sales Executive in 2006, 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 Manufacturing Division, which includes warehousing, inbound and outbound logistics and management of the manufacturing plants. Dacres holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Management Studies from the University of the West Indies, Mona.
Claudette Galloway has been working in the Finance and Accounts Department at ARC Manufacturing Ltd. since 2000. Over the years, she has grown with the company and has made valuable contributions to the overall management of the company’s capital. 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).