Beyond steelmaking

Posted on 02 December 2019
 

Source: Manila Standard

The current administration’s ‘Build! Build! Build’ program has fueled the significant growth of the Philippines’ infrastructure sector and along with it, the demand for quality and cost-effective steel.

This presents a great opportunity for the steel industry. But for Melters Steel Corp., one of the major steel manufacturers in the country, growth is not just about being able to leverage the booming demand and capturing a significant market share, but most importantly, it is about helping the community.

On Nov. 15, MSC, together with AboitizPower and Aboitiz Foundation Inc., embarked on a medical mission for its host community in Pampanga. Around 85 residents of Barangay San Isidro, San Simon, Pampanga underwent free medical and dental consultations and received medicines worth a total of P200,000.

“We are very thankful to Melters that as their host barangay, we are able to reach out to them to address our needs, and they have always been willing to help,” San Isidro chairman Randie Flores said.

Apart from the medical mission, other corporate social responsibility initiatives of MSC include disaster relief efforts, computer donation and cement donation for the rehabilitation of the community church.

“We try to help as much as we can. Anything with regard to the community, we’re always here to help,” MSC assistant vice president for human resources Lance Lim said.

MSC also recognized the value of its long-standing partnership with AboitizPower to community and nation-building.

“It’s a win-win situation. We can always do it on our own but it’s a lot better with the support of Aboitiz. We’re very happy with our partnership and when the time comes, we want to expand our business with Aboitiz and grow together with Aboitiz,” Lim said.

AboitizPower supplies reliable, cost-efficient and sustainable electricity to MSC’s smelting plant in Pampanga.

“AboitizPower is very professional, and we want to deal with people like that. They know what they’re doing. They know what they want, and they know the direction that they’re going to. We’re thankful that we did not make a mistake in choosing them,” MSC president and chief executive Nena Lim said.

The partnership between MSC and AboitizPower is built on their shared values and common goal of advancing business and communities.

    



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