Hydes and Sons was in full focus
Thursday when it got to display its work and talent.
The manufacturing company hosted a
Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours to celebrate the opening of its new factory
on Printer’s Way.
It’s the only factory on the Island
capable of fabricating hurricane shutters.
Hydes & Sons was founded in
1983 and is a family owned and run business made up of the founder Edmund
Hydes, eight of his children and four of his grandchildren. Altogether the
company has 37 employees.
During the BAH, Chamber members, complete
with hard hats and safety goggles, were treated to a tour of the factory and
given detailed explanations of various production processes. Shown were a full
range of products including Bahama, Accordion, Colonial and Roll Up shutters as
well as storm panels. Rail fabrication still takes place at the old location.
Al Thompson Jr. spoke of his relationship
with the Hydes family and how he wished them every success.
Pastor Al Ebanks blessed the
opening and Norman Bodden gave a testimony on the Hydes family and their
products. Ray and Junior Hydes spoke on behalf of their family and thanked
their staff and the community for all their support and good wishes.