Jordan Chalk was founded in the year 2002 in the city of Karak by Mr. Aloqbi and specializing in providing and manufacturing high quality products through using unique raw materials comprised of calcium carbonate and calcium sulfate found in huge quantities across Jordan leading to the production of high quality chalk. This has enabled the company to export 98% of its products to over 100 countries, of which are numerous well-known brands.
During a short period of time Mr. Salah and his team at Jordan Chalk managed to become worldwide pioneers in producing different kinds and shapes of chalk with over 400 thousand packs sold per year.
The alumni relations office contacted Mr. Aloqbi to share his experience while studying at JUST.
About his time at the University, Mr. Aloqbi told the Alumni office that his time at the university was crucial in building the knowledge, expertise and momentum to pursue his life's dream of creating a successful business that would serve the country and the young generation.
When asked about his experience since leaving the University, Mr Aloqbi explained that his first job was in the Jordanian carbonates company with a salary of 150 Jordanian dinars and later Mr. Aloqbi joined the Arab Potash company with a salary of 350 JDs only for 10 whole years. Mr Aloqbi explained that he has experienced a tough environment during his studies and in the labour force but that did not stop his focus on building and achieving his dream of building a successful business. The idea of establishing the chalk factory started in the year 1997 but it took Mr. Salah 5 years of dedication and hard work to finally launch the factory in 2002.
Mr. Aloqbi's advice to current students was "Engineering is like a bracelet of gold. Whenever a person is able to direct its brightness in the proper direction, the brightness will appear someday in the future".