Milestone moment for Apia Concrete Products

By Sina Filifilia Seva’aetasi ,

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Beautiful: A wondrous portrait of the late Tupua Fred Wetzell

Beautiful: A wondrous portrait of the late Tupua Fred Wetzell (Photo: Misiona Simo)

“He who rallies in my hour of need is my bone, my flesh.”

The quote was used by the Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, when he spoke during a major celebration at the Apia Concrete Products (A.C.P) Compound on Saturday evening. 

The event was the launch of A.C.P’s Concrete High Tech Turbo Mixer (C.H.T.T), understood to be the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere. The launch coincided with the birthday of the company’s Founder, the late Tupua Fred Wetzell.

 “We want to thank the family for their support and loyalty throughout the years,” His Highness Tui Atua said. 

“A.C.P. has had its trials in years and you’ve been firm and consistent in your support. There is a Samoan saying, “He who rallies in my hour of need, is my bone, my flesh.”

Her Highness Filifilia Tamasese cuts the ribbon.
Her Highness Filifilia Tamasese cuts the ribbon.
Behind the scenes: A peak at the massive C.H.T.T at the A.C.P compound in Vaitele.
Behind the scenes: A peak at the massive C.H.T.T at the A.C.P compound in Vaitele.
Masoe Norman Wetzell, Fuimaono Sam Te’o and Alofipo Daniel Meredith.
Masoe Norman Wetzell, Fuimaono Sam Te’o and Alofipo Daniel Meredith.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi had the honours of switching on the C.H.T.T. via a mobile device.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi had the honours of switching on the C.H.T.T. via a mobile device.

“I want to thank all the customers for their love and support. Today is Tupua Fred and Bob’s birthday.  They have been the guide and the inspiration and the mentors.

“We pray God that their values and vision remain a beacon for those who follow in their footsteps.” 

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi was also present along with a host of who’s who of Samoa.

The celebrations then moved to Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel where it lasted well into the night. 

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