Images: Iraqi-Based Industrial Zone opens two new facilities at Balad [Image 8 of 15]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Les Newport
Balad Alkema Asphalt Factory manager Akeel Najy Marhoon (left) and Hamad Hamood Shekti, the Governor of Iraq's Salah ad Din province, celebrate the opening of the Alkema Ashpalt plant during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 7, 2008, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. The plant is the first industrial-scale operation on post that has opened through the Iraqi-Based Industrial Zone program.