December 28, 2013 Via Freedom Wireless Services: The Department of Science & Technology (DOST) has awarded Freedom, Inc. the contract to undertake the Manufacturing Productivity Extension (MPEX) Program to assist small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to attain higher productivity through improvements in the overall operation of the firm. DOST CARAGA through the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) intends to deploy productivity consultancy teams composed of industrial engineers and productivity experts to undertake productivity consultancy services to various firms throughoutthe region.

Thirty-eight (38), SMEs in the CARAGA Region are assisted by the program. The sectors covered are agro, food processing, furniture & metal and engineering industry. Mr. Felix Espejo and Mr. Mike Mikin are the Team Leaders for the project. They are assisted by Mark Zerrudo, Project Coordinator for the DOST Freedom MPEX Program.

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