Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Limited (TLA) has an overall workforce of one hundred and seventy-five (175) employees consisting of Hourly/Weekly, Junior Staff and Senior Staff employees. Lake Asphalt comprises of the following departments which all contribute to the overall successful operations of the Company.
Lake Asphalt is a wholly owned state enterprise situated in Brighton, La Brea, Trinidad. The Company has been involved in the mining, processing and exporting of asphalt products for over one hundred years. It is a global organization with distributors and alliances in five of the seven continents of the world.
The Company processes and exports Trinidad Lake Asphalt (TLA), which is mined from the Pitch Lake in La Brea. TLA, a premium quality enhancer for refinery bitumen, is used in a number of applications worldwide, including the paving of some of the largest roadways, highways, bridge decks, racetracks and airport runways across the globe.
Apart from TLA, Lake Asphalt manufactures and markets a range of Cationic Bitumen Emulsions produced in its state of the art Bitumen Emulsion Plant. The Company is also a distributor of Refinery Bitumen, a range of coatings that use TLA as a base branded as the LASCO Range of Products, and a mixture of TLA and Refinery Bitumen known as TLA Blend (AC), all of which are used locally and exported regionally and internationally.
Lake Asphalt is continuing its history of innovation through ongoing investment into its Research and Technology capabilities. Today, the company holds over 20 patents, the most significant of which is a patent for Pelletized TLA.
Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Limited under the purview of the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries.