El Salvador: Agua Cristal Restarts Operations

Five days after announcing the suspension of operations because of insecurity, Industrias La Constancia has announced the resumption of works at the plant.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

From a statement issued by Industrias La Constancia:

San Salvador, March 9, 2016. We appreciate the support and understanding of our customers, consumers, suppliers, contractors and friends during the extraordinary situation which forced us to temporarily suspend operations of Agua Cristal.

We wish to inform the public that as of this date and with the support of the authorities, these operations have resumed. We reaffirm our commitment to El Salvador.

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