ECMIL The Steel of The Region

Fabrication and Fresh Ideas to battle a New Storm

We appear to have accepted our new normal.

Throughout the Caribbean, governments and people are slowly, but surely, finding and perfecting ways to embrace the long term effects associated with viruses, pandemics and the often permanent destruction of their old order.

The fresh benefits that COVID19 introduced us to,
are also front and centre.

We now sanitise regularly, still choose to wear masks and are generally more aware of the environment around us, than ever before.  We have also learned to earn from and rely on the internet.

Education, enterprise, employment and trade are just some of the ways that our information highway has somehow saved our bacon during and in the wake of the virus.

The construction industry in the Caribbean reorganised manpower, deployment and safety protocols to reopen the industry and avoid economic collapse, the real storm that COVID brought.

Although the construction sector now faces an uphill challenge of materials supply and harsh increases in costs, it collectively has the mindset to find practical solutions to keep the business fully functional.  We can only hope that the retail hardware industry tries hard to share that vision. 

Finding new ways to beat recession 
is what we do best, in the region.

COVID exposed our global weaknesses and dependences.  
In the Caribbean, we had moved away from traditional skills rather than updating them.  We chose to import poor quality materials, often inappropriate to our climate and environment.

Whether you are an engineer, draftsman, architect or builder, or simply a talented amateur, your originality and ingenuity will now set you apart, in a world struggling with supply line issues.  

If we can work with what we have, with flair and originality,
we have an opportunity to get things done.  

The region has always depended on that logic to move forward and prosper.

Steel is an amazingly durable and reliable construction material to begin that quest.  Whether sheet, rebar or welded mesh, if it is engineered, it withstands remarkable stress.

  • Insulate it with Plyfoil® and you can have a sturdy roof or wall covering, while minimising radiated heat.
  • Embed it in concrete and you have reliable foundations, columns or beams.

Steel is the material of choice when resisting the ravages of hurricane weather and persistent erosion and damage from salt blast and sunshine.

Zincalume® is the perfect catchment surface for rainwater
and is recommended for that purpose. You can direct roof water to a custom built water tank and utilise rainwater for a multitude of household uses.

At ECMIL we supply a comprehensive collection of fabricated steel items. We also customise our fabrications to suit our customer’s needs.  We then ship those items throughout the Caribbean at very competitive ex-factory prices!

From simple ideas to complex schemes, our economies, lives and futures will be better if we explore fresh solutions.

Talk to our extremely knowledgeable sales representatives. Ask questions and discuss what you would like to build.  
Share your drawings. We will get your ideas on a practical
and cost effective footing.

Find out why we are The Steel of The Region.


If you are a construction professional, individual or company,
we would like to hear from you.

ECMIL services a diversity of building professionals across many territories in the region, as well as independent home owners and home developers, seeking our products and information. They often encounter difficulties accessing contact information for local construction pros.

Our website and newsletter are well established and are gateways for information, connection and commerce.
We wish to expand our platform to create a hub where both of these groups can interact, through a fully functional directory.

The potential customer can easily find contacts and tradesmen seldom miss a call, or a job.

Please provide us with the following:

  • Your contact name and company name (if appropriate)
  • Your location (island, village or town) and address
  • Your contact details: Telephone/fax number/
    Whatsapp/ Facebook/ Instagram, etc
  • A comprehensive list of your skills.
  • Any other information, such as company logo, photos of work etc. to assist potential customers.
  • Please indicate if you can supply written quotations and contracts.
  • Please indicate if you have worked with or purchased our products in the past.


This is a realistic service and opportunity to get noticed.  
Our golden rule is that 

we will never offer what we can’t deliver.  

We expect those offering their services to do the same.  
It’s our experience that if the work is good, more work will come.

The construction industry needs work at all levels,
especially in the islands of the Caribbean.

When you contact us, we will review every submission and develop a fresh approach to advertising our industry and do our best to get you noticed.

Contact us today at: construction@ecmil.net

NB. This article is for general information purposes only and is meant as an incentive to the reader, who should then research and seek advice from their architectural and construction professionals to confirm that the ideas expressed are possible within the building codes of their territory or within the limitations of their home's architecture. ECMIL only recommends their own products and third party products which they supply, as part of their company's roofing solutions to customers.