THE Union Galvasteel Corporation (UGC) on Sunday broke grounds paving for the construction of its multi-million roll forming plant in Barangay Cugman in Cagayan de Oro City.

The ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday [October 10, 2010] started with an invocation with Juliet S. Desierto and followed by the singing of the Philippine National Anthem. Mr. Ramon Y. Gerongay, a senior official, gave the Welcome Address afterwhich Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Emano and another UGCsenior official,

Mr. Arthur M. Florendo, delivered their respective messages.

The officiating priest for the ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony is Rev. Fermin Tan.

On one hand, the members of the platform party include Mr, Arthur M. Florendo, Mr. Agripino M. Roranes, Mr. German R. Costales, Mr. Eugene T. Tupas, Mr. Manuel Tan, Ms. Estrella Sagaral, and Engr. Isidro Borja.

On the other hand, Union Galvasteel Corporation is one of the pioneers in the manufacturing of galvanized sheets for roofing applications.

Formerly named Bacnotan Steel Corporation, it has since its inception in 1963, continuously grew and emerged as one of the nation’s pillars in the industry.

Its leading brand Union Galvasteel pre-painted coils and sheets and zinc-coated heavy gage products for commercial and industrial applications are the preferred choice of developers, architects, contractors, and homeowners.

Its nationwide distribution network is unmatched allowing distributions lead-time to the shortest possible periods.

Union Galvasteel Corporation, traces its humble beginnings in 1963 as then division of Bacnotan Cement Industries, Inc.

It has continuously enhanced its competitiveness to emerge as one of the country’s leading manufacturers of galvanized and prepainted steel coils and sheets for commercial and industrial applications.

The strategic expansion and modernization of the galvanizing and color coating line facilities, constant improvement in product quality and its nationwide distribution network augmented by aggressive marketing strategies were significant strides towards the steady growth of the company.

article from Business Week Mindanao

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