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Malabar Cements Pallipuram Unit to Reopen after Six Years

Published: 24th May 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th May 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

ALAPPUZHA: Even while the controversies related to the corruptions of the Malabar Cements are gaining attention, the Pallipuram Unit of the company is looking forward to restart production after a layoff of six years from Tuesday.

Cheif Minister Oommen Chandy will reopen the unit at 10 am and Industry Minister  P K Kunhalikutty will preside over the meet. 

Home Minister, Ramesh Chennithala will switch on the factory. K C Venugopal MP will unveil the products and  A M Aarif MLA will flag off the first vehicle with cements from the factory.

As the company is capable of producing 600 tonnes of cement every day, the management has decided to begin the sale of products from the inaugural day itself. 

The trial run of the company in full swing was started on March 20.

Following the shortage of clinker needed for the production of cement, the company was shut in 2009. The labour issues added fuel to the fire leading the company management to lay off the factory yielding profits of Rs. 4 crore.After the funds were received from the state government in 2014, renovation of the company costing around Rs. 5 crore and 200 workers, went on for an year.    

According to an official, to boost the production capacities, the management is planning to start three shifts for the company.

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