Mintech started in the Salmon family garage with USD $120.00 by Mrs Sharmin Salmon and her son Gavin. Our product range was mainly the supply of plastic storage bins and plastic crates and pallets for the Jamaican agriculture industry.
Operating from the garage with a growing inventory, all available space was utilized (living, dining and bedrooms were no exception). By mid-2012 we hired two sales consultants and Mr Dexter Salmon joined the company full time in July.
With the input of the sales consultants and Mr Salmon’s expertise in purchasing, we started moving goods by the container loads which made it necessary for us to find a suitable and affordable commercial location to better serve our customers. We found our current head office location, which at the time, was in major disrepair. Half of the building was operable, so we moved the business in. It was also at this point that we finally started the second phase of feasibility studies in safety footwear and imported our first range of new kicks. Our main brands were Berrendo, Caterpillar and Wolverine.
Home is where the heart is, right? In late 2013, we sold the family home, renovated the second-half of the office building, and moved our home to the back. The rest of the proceeds was invested in the business