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.
Horne holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Colombia University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounts from Staten Island College. Additionally, he is a former Government Senator, who has served on several corporate Boards including JAMPRO; the National Housing Trust; and the Jamaica Manufacturers Association.
ARC Manufacturing is one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of premium-quality building materials in Jamaica. Our range of products and services include wire and steel products, chain-link fencing, aluminum-steel roofing tiles and more. The 18-acre plant features seven factories, including a state-of-the-art lumber treatment plant.