“Upgrading the Roll up Facility of the Ruby Grills Shop and Glass Center"
This is four hundred forty thousand pesos (P440,000.00) – worth project of the Department of Science and Technology – IX (DOST-IX) through the Small Enterprise Technology and Upgrading Program (SETUP) that aims to provide technology interventions including system and process improvement, and manpower development to the Ruby Grills Shop and Glass Center in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.
The project is the first to offer fabrication services of roll up doors/windows in Zamboanga Sibugay. It will complement the firm’s current business on fabrication of metal grills and glass center. The equipment to be acquired is the same equipment adopted by another SETUP beneficiary in Dipolog City which so far, has been working efficiently.
Among others, the project aims to provide additional income to the firm by enabling it to fabricate its own roll up doors/windows instead of outsourcing the same technology from Dipolog or Zamboanga City; provide additional employment opportunities for locals in the area; and strengthen the metal industry in the province, which is one of the priorities of SETUP.
The business is the only one operating in terms of roll up installation in the province with workforce of adequate training and experience gained from working with big companies in similar line of business. At present, the business focuses on roll up doors installation, glass and aluminum installation, and iron works. Due to outsourcing of supplies (fabricated roll ups) from Dipolog and Zamboanga City, the firm cannot compete with the market price. So, the firm prompted to avail DOST SETUP to acquire roll up fabrication facility.
SETUP is a nationwide strategy to encourage and assist micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in implementing technological innovations and improvements in their operations to boost their productivity and competitiveness.
For more information, interested parties may visit or call DOST-Regional Office IX, Pettit Barracks, Zamboanga City with telephone numbers (062) 991-1024; the Provincial S&T Center (PSTC) in Upper Turno, Dipolog City, telephone numbers (065) 212-2244; Provincial S&T Center (PSTC) in Rizal Avenue, Pagadian City with telephone number (062) 925-1152; and the Provincial S&T Center (PSTC) at 2/F Faundo Bldg., National Highway, Poblacion, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay with telephone numbers (062) 333-2793; or you may visit the DOST-IX website at www.region9.dost.gov.ph. (DOST-IX Press Release)