Tropical Metal Products Limited
A Family Owned & Family - Managed Industrial Enterprise
Tropical Metal Products (TMP) was founded over 40 years ago by Mr. & Mrs. Easton and Isolin McKinley. TMP is a family owned and family -managed industrial enterprise. The McKinley family hail from Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth. Easton and Isolin came to Kingston as youngsters during the 1950s to further their education. After eleven years of working with ALCAN-Sprostons, Easton decided to start his own business. He purchased second hand equipment and began cutting sheet metal into roofing accessories such as flashing, capping and gutters. With the help of his extended family, Easton sourced and purchased land on which to build a factory.
They bought one lot of land in Riverton City, the company's current location and constructed a 4,000 sq. ft. building and began operation on the 1st October, 1968, employing 3 workers at which time TMP became a reality. Prior to this, the couple worked out of their carport at home with a bending machine, and lock former which was bought second hand, making flashing, capping, gutters, and jalousie window blades for the construction industry.
In the late 70’s when many Jamaican’s were emigrating the McKinleys were busy buying lots adjoining the factory and expanding the business. TMP now occupies an office space of approximately 55,000 sq. ft. extended to both sides of the road.
An integral part of its business ethically is TMP’s commitment to people. This ethic guides the company’s relationships with its staff, customers and suppliers and extends to the community of Riverton City in which it has operated since its inception. The three values which continue to play an important role at TMP are:
Quality of TMP products
Excellence in TMP Service
Integrity of TMP People
The combined efforts of management and staff have enabled the continued success of the TMP. Today, despite critical difficulties in the economy and particularly in the manufacturing sector, TMP has begun a new phase.
TMP is retooling both the equipment and manufacturing lines to meet the expected increased demand for TMPs products from its planned international sales expansion, to become more efficient and productive as well as to meet international standards.