DOST 8 thru PSTC Samar to Provide P1.65M SETUP Technical Assistance for Metals and Auto Shop in Samar

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

DOST8 recently approved the amount of P1.65M SETUP technical assistance to Taurosian Builders Enterprises and Surplus Center of Brgy. Tagbaya-on, Jiabong, Samar. The firm is owned and managed by Engr. Rolando A. Cabadsan, a mechanical engineer experienced in machine shop practices and engineering works. 

After three years of religiously complying with the obligations to DOST, the firm has availed yet another DOST-SETUP assistance. The first SETUP innovation fund in 2015 helped the firm acquire the necessary machinery such as the lathe machine, hydraulic car lifter, and plain sheet bender to mechanize operations in the shop thereby increasing its output by 30%. 

Among the technical interventions provided to the firm were training conducted by DOST- MIRDC on wrought iron forming and MPEX consultancy service. The intervention minimized the waste generation of the firm by 10% when good housekeeping was implemented.  In 2020 alone, the firm was able to employ 6 personnel and generated an annual gross sale of P 10,310,000.00 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The quest for innovation and expansion of product services has fueled the firm to avail of another SETUP technical assistance in 2021. This time, a crankshaft grinding machine is to be provided to cater to customer demands and mitigate outsourcing for such services. The current SETUP assistance is expected to improve 30% of production output and employment of two additional personnel.

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