In 1969, Mr. José Antonio Hernández acquired a property of several million square meters with the aim of setting up a pig farm alongside a meat processing operation. Over the years, this company grew rapidly to become one of the main pork producers in the Caribbean region.
However, a decade later, in the midst of this growth, an African swine fever epidemic hit the Dominican Republic, causing all pig farms in the country to be required by government regulations to completely halt their operations and slaughter all their livestock. This inability to continue operations led to the definitive closure of the aforementioned company.
A few years later, Mr. Hernandez began extracting fill material from within his property to supply it to companies working on the construction of large highways that were being built in the country.
Simultaneously, at that time, the city of Santo Domingo was experiencing significant housing growth, and this great visionary identified the need to create a large area exclusively for industrial use, located at an unbeatable distance, close to the city and in turn, near housing projects that could generate the workforce for the companies that would be located there.
It was at that moment when the idea began to take shape and a design was elaborated, meeting the highest standards of Industrial Parks, wide four-lane roads, underground electricity, a water system with great reserve capacity, treatment plants, beautiful green areas, among other attractive features. During the earthmoving process for the preliminary leveling of the Industrial Park, an igneous and volcanic rock deposit called basalt was discovered, and a processing plant was developed from there to obtain aggregates and base material for the leveling of the lots in the Industrial Park.