Owen Joseph Matalon

Owen Matalon not only possessed great talent and practical application, but also a great attention to detail and a sense of determination. He of all the brothers single handedly made modifications to the prefab housing system, which allowed for high rates of production using unskilled labour. He introduced the fiberglass mould, the vaccum lifter and a number of other innovations that culminated in the construction of the largest housing development in the Caribbean. Owen Matalon was known as the “housing man” due to his engineering knowledge. If you gave him a project, he knew how to construct it. Owen was the Managing Director of WIHCON, Chairman of Redimix Concrete, Director of ICD, Construction and Dredging, Portmore Land Development and CSCo.


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