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Walmart to sell Puerto Rico-made HDTV antennas

From left: Viviana Mercado, manager of corporate affairs for Walmart, Melissa Meléndez, buyer at Walmart and Alfredo Cabrera, owner of Antenas del Caribe. From left: Viviana Mercado, manager of corporate affairs for Walmart, Melissa Meléndez, buyer at Walmart and Alfredo Cabrera, owner of Antenas del Caribe.

As part of its program to support Puerto Rican industry, Walmart Puerto Rico announced Monday an agreement with local company Antenas del Caribe to purchase HDTV antennas manufactured in the island to sell at its chain.

“Through this agreement, we promote products Made in Puerto Rico and job creation while we contribute to the island’s economic development,” said Viviana Mercado, manager of corporate affairs for Walmart.

“This agreement with Walmart takes Antenas del Caribe’s opeations to the next level,” the company’s owner, Alfredo Cabrera, said.

The company, located in Guaynabo, manufactures a variety of aluminum antennas for digital TV channels, for residential and commercial use, which are installed indoors and outdoors. The company also distributes Wi-Fi Internet antennas.

Currently, it is estimated that 37 percent of Puerto Rico’s population does not subscribe to a cable service for television, which represents a considerable demand for this type of equipment.

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