Caribeña Fuels officially opened their doors, and pumps, to the general public during an inauguration ceremony on December 21st. Manager Noel Blanco welcomed the guests during the ceremony that included a number of special dignitaries who spoke to the crowd.
After an invocation by Father Daniel Nuñez and a welcome address by Pedro Salazar II, Allen Turton took the stand. Turton was the Safety, Standard and Technology, Building and Civil Engineer for the project who spke off all the safety features now available at the new Caribeña service station. In an interview with The San Pedro Sun he stated that the station is totally contained and that there is a secondary containment for the supplies that will not allow for any spills into the Earth. “The system also boasts emergency valves that will automatically shut down in case of any leaks or spills. This is truly the best service station in the country,” he ended.
Next on the podium was owner Pedro Salazar Sr. who highlighted a history of Caribeña Enterprises. “Indeed, our start was very humble and modest dating back to 1984. The operation then consisted of a wooden shack with zinc roof, two fuel dispensers and two employees. Although the operation was pretty small, it had its challenges as we ventured into a business with much limitations. At that time, our core customers were our local fishermen – no motor vehicles.” From those humble beginnings, Caribeña has now extended greatly and “today marks the realization of yet another significant expansion to our existing facilities,” stated Salazar.
Caribeña Fuels, located at the corner of Sea Grape Drive and Blake Street is now open to meet your needs.