IIEE 2016

 

The Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines, Inc., (IIEE) is organizing the 41st Annual National Convention on November 23-26, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center (Mall of Asia), Pasay City. The Annual National Convention is being held to support the professional growth and information necessities of the electrical practitioners and all 42,000 active IIEE members all throughout the country. Consistent with this year’s theme: IIEE: Soaring High towards Globalization, the 4-day event offers various technical activities designed to enhance the professional skills and competence of the delegates, as well as to strengthen and to promote camaraderie within the industry from associates, government and private sectors.

 

Meiji Electric is pleased to invite all electrical practitioners and visitors to attend this event to view the latest electrical products that bring safety and convenience to homes, commercial and industrial establishments. Items that will be displayed include various MCCB (Molded Case Circuit Breakers), MS (Magnetic Starters), Panelboards, Capacitor Bank and related items. Also featured are the Meiji Classic Series (MCS) Wiring Devices including the latest USB products, Floor and Pop-up Outlets, GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter), MTS (Manual Transfer Switch),  and MHPs (Meiji Home Panels). Electrical consumer items such as ‘Meiji’ Transformers, Extension Sets, Timers, Smoke Detectors, Motion Sensors, Automatic Voltage Regulators (AVRs), Adapters and many more  will also be exhibited.

 

Big Discounts, exciting raffle prizes, giveaways and bundled promos await visitors! So we are inviting all electrical engineering practitioners, industry users, fresh graduates and the general public to visit Meiji Electrics Booth number 396-397; and allow Meiji Electric’s staff to inform you of the diverse products and witness how  Meiji Electric ‘enhance energy to your everyday life’. See you all there!

 

 

 

 

 

Philconstruct 2016

           

                  PHILCONSTRUCT is the largest construction show in the Philippines; it has been playing a major role in the industry for almost three decades now. This trade show has now become a solid platform that serves as a meeting place for the industry’s movers and shakers, gathering thousands of leading brands and buyers around the globe.

 

This year, the exhibit will be held on November 10-13, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Meiji Electric will once again participate to showcase their innovative line of electrical items like the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs), USB outlets, Meiji Home Panel Boards, Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVRs), Step-Down Transformers and the Meiji Panel with Keycard Control, and many others.

 

Meiji Electric Items

 

 

There will be a special offer on the 3’’x3’’Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter with 1 International Outlet and 1 USB Outlet MGU252, and BUY 1 TAKE 1 bundled promo of the MES-1403 and 1406 Extension Sets with individual switches.  Visitors can also avail of other promos, giveaways and even raffle prizes.

 

Make sure to visit Meiji Electric at Booth number H30 to view the various innovative products that provide safety and convenience to homes, commercial and industrial establishments.

 

 

2 & 3 Pronged Plugs Ever wondered why some plugs have 2 prongs while others have 3? Well, it is all about safety!  Electricity must flow in an uninterrupted circuit. Electrocutions often occur in homes due to defective products, such as appliances, power tools, and improper wiring. Children are particularly susceptible to electrocution not only because of their never ending curiosity but also because they can sense an electrical current as low as 0.006A (6mA). Faulty installations or repairs can also result in electrocution and are a primary cause of electrical accidents at home.

 

 

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Take a look at your home outlets for instance, the right smaller slot is for the HOT wire, this is where electricity comes from; the left wider slot is for the neutral wire, this wire completes the circuit and feeds the electricity back into the system.

 

 

 

 

Implement this idea into a larger power distribution system and you’ve created a huge problem. If excess voltage is applied to the circuit, like a lightning for example, all the excess energy must travel through your electrical network, potentially exploding everything connected to it. To prevent this, a third ground wire is connected straight to your breaker enclosure and is driven straight to the earth. Now when a lightning strikes into your system, the excess energy is directed into the land instead, but we have now created another problem. Before all of this, the only way to be shocked is when you touched both the neutral and hot wires, in that case your body would close the electrical circuit and the voltage would travel through you, from one wire to the other. Now, because of grounding, half of the electrical system is always indirectly connected to you, through your feet. Meaning you only need to touch a single wire or a metal object electrified by one to become an unfortunate circuit. This is why some appliances have the third prong. It is a safety feature for devices with metal cases. It protects the items from wear and tear, aging and faulty manufacturing. A hot wire from within the appliance could come loose and make contact with the metallic case, without the 3rd prong, you could be lethally shocked when touching it. Appliances with this third prong have a wire that connects directly from the metallic case and back to the outlet. Voltage along this path would trip the breaker and cut off the electricity that could potentially kill you.

 

 

Meiji Items with Grounding

 

 

Prevent serious injury or an accident from happening in your home by using Meiji GFCI’s, AVRS (Automatic Voltage Regulator), UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply), Wiring Devices, Extension Sets, and Timers which all have grounding or 3rd prongs.  The whole family of Meiji Electric’s GFCI’s MGU252MGF250GF250 and LG20 are classified as Class A in accordance with UL943. This is because all Meiji Electric GFCI’s have a 6mA sensitivity rating, unlike other GFCIs being sold in the markets which only have 15mA rating or even higher. UL Standard indicates the `let go factor’ of women and children should not be more than 6mA sensitivity rating because anything above this range is where `freezing currents’ start and it may not be possible to `let go.’ The Meiji GFCI is different from conventional receptacles, because in the event of a ground fault, it automatically trips, and stops the flow of electricity to your body, thus preventing serious injury. Meiji GFCI’s will work even without a grounded wire, even if a utility box isn’t grounded, installing a GFCI in it will still protect you (and your tools and appliances) from ground faults. The Electrical Code requires installing a GFCI for all wet areas, this is necessary to avoid ground fault which happens when electricity passes through our wet body before it reaches the ground.

 

 

UB-252

 

 

Our newest addition is the MGU252, the only square GFCI with a combination of 1 international outlet and 2 USB outlets. It is designed for ease of use with all USB-dependent gadgets and devices while protecting you in wet prone areas. For your convenience, we will be giving a FREE custom-made 3’’x 3’’ utility box UB-252 so you don’t need to worry on where to get one.

 

 

 

 

So the next time you see that 3rd prong, just remember that it could save your life! Call us at 448-7423, 727-5790, 414-4012 and 413-6636 or email us at sales@meijielectric.ph for your various electrical requirements! You can visit our showrooms located at Unit 15 Landsdale Arcade, Mother Ignacia, Quezon City and 1 Mabolo Street, New Manila, Quezon City. You can also buy our items at your nearest ACE Hardware, Handyman or Ortigas Home Depot branches.

 

 

It’s school time again! With the start of school, families face new organization challenges. The kids probably feel excited and maybe a little sad that summer is over, some kids feel nervous or a little scared on their first day of school. Early morning alarm clocks, homework and projects are just some things to expect. Get organized now for the new school year ahead. Use these ideas to prepare your home and family for the busy days ahead.

 

 

 

  1. TCV003 Meiji Aircon to Fan TimerThe first day of school is no time for a drastic adjustment of household sleep schedules. Instead, ease children back into a school year routine gradually. By this time, late sleepers should wake up earlier, closer to the hour they’ll need to rise when school begins. An alternative way to help them wake up is to set your aircon to turn off at an earlier time. Use the Meiji Aircon to Fan Timer TCV003 to automatically set your aircon to turn off at a specific time and your electric fan to turn on immediately after.It allows you to plug-in your air conditioner and electric fan in one unit with its international and universal outlet with 4400W and 20A load capacity. This way your children will wake up earlier and you save energy at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Don’t neglect meal times! Younger children, in particular, need to adapt to new meal routines before the school day demands it of them. Plan and prepare them fresh fruits and balanced meals to get them energized throughout the day.

 

 

  1. School supplies should already be bought by now. Label your entire children’s belongings so it can be returned to them when it gets misplaced.

 

 

Meiji UPS

4. Take some time to clean and organize a place for studying. Avoid too much clutter that can make kids feel discouraged to study. Arrange pens, books, calculator and computer. Make sure to connect the computer to the Meiji UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply). A UPS is a device used specifically computers as back-up power whenever there is a power outage or brown-out. That way you can save your data before shutting down the computer. This is a very good investment for children who work with their computers for their research and projects. With the Meiji UPS, you don’t need to worry when a brown-out occurs, because all the kid’s homework can still be saved.

 

  1. Encourage your child to eat and dress by themselves so they can manage things like taking raincoats on and off at school. Through independence, children get to enhance their skills, develop their personality and make decisions.

 

 

 

  1. MES 1404Limit distractions while studying. Detach kids from their cellphone, tablets and other electronic gadgets.Set a schedule on when they can resume using them. Try placing it out of their reach or place them in a charging station. The MEIJI QUAD EXTENSION SET MES-1404 will be useful since it has 4 international outlets and 4 USB outlets. With its Quad shape, you can utilize all outlets at the same time without the adaptors and cords being tangled up. You can charge up to 8 different gadgets simultaneously.

 

 

 

 

 

Please refer to the attached pictures of the above-mentioned ‘Meiji’ items. Drop by our showrooms located at Unit 15 Landsdale Arcade, Mother Ignacia, Quezon City and 1 Mabolo Street, New Manila, Quezon City or at your nearest ACE Hardware, Handyman or Ortigas Home Depot branches. You can call us at 448-7423, 727-5790, 414-4012 and 413-6636 and email us at sales@meijielectric.ph for your specific inquiries and items for quotation.

 

 

This summer season, as we all look forward to enjoying the great summer outings or out of the country vacations, we also expect energy bills to rise due to the intense summer heat. Whether you are using your aircon more often, using more water to take showers, or using more electricity to run fans to get a cool breeze, energy saving tips can help your pocket and the Earth. Here are some energy saving tips to help you through this hot summer:

 

  1. Have your aircon cleaned or replace filters monthly for more efficient operation. Dirty filters restrict airflow and can cause the system to run longer, increasing energy use.

 

  1. Unplug appliances and electronics when not in use. Plug home electronics, such as TVs, DVD players and computers into the MEIJI 13 Series Extension Sets MES-1303 to 1306. It has an individual power switch that you can turn off when the equipment is not in use.

Meiji Extension Sets

 

  1. When it is not that hot, give your aircon a much needed break by using a ceiling fan.

 

Meiji Voltage Protector with Timer4. Use Meiji Voltage Protector with Timer TC-V002, A Voltage Protector is a device that protects your appliance by cutting off power as it reaches the minimum allowable voltage drop or exceeds the maximum over voltage rating. With its built-in 8 programmable timer, you have the option to manage all your appliances by turning them on and off on your preferred time setting. Not only that, it also has varied day preferences: whether you want the timer to work  daily, weekly, monthly, only on weekdays, on alternating days, just set it and it’s done!

 

 

 

5.Use Meiji Motion Sensors MS 01-04 on indoor and outdoor lighting. These are either wall, ceiling mounted or stand-alone type.  Sensors are great for those rooms where you stow your stuff, such as attics and basements so you don’t need to fumble for switches when your hands are full. It is also perfect for hallways where lights are just needed when you pass by.

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Meiji Dimmer Switch

 

 

6. Use the Meiji Dimmer Switch MCS1825 to dim your accent or decorative lights and halogen bulbs. Dimmers reduce power to the lighting source or bulb, so they save energy and can also extend bulb life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Keep the hot sun out of your home: When leaving your home, or at noon when the sun is at its hottest, pull your window treatments down to block out warm rays. Your interior spaces will feel cooler and your aircon won’t work as hard.

 

  1. Meiji TCV004 24 Hour Rotary TimerUse the Meiji 24 Hour Rotary Timer TC-V004 to automatically turn lights ON and OFF at a specific time. This is perfect for giving your home a `lived in’ look while you’re away at work or on summer vacation.

 

 

9.Spend more time outside of your home: Summer time is a perfect excuse to get out and enjoy it! From swimming in pools to having a picnic or getting exercise outdoors, spending less time in your house will help your energy consumption bill.

 

Saving energy this summer shouldn’t be a major challenge. Use these helpful energy saving tips to protect your wallet, save the Earth and keep you and your family cool this summer. Do your part in making this summer enjoyable for all, and keep your energy consumption to minimum levels.

 

All these items are available at your nearest ACE Hardware, CW Home Depot and Handyman branches. Or call us at 448-7423, 414-4012 and 727-5790. You can also visit our 2 showrooms located at No. 1 Mabolo Street New Manila, Quezon City and Unit 15 Lansdale Arcade, Mother Ignacia, Quezon City

It’s Summer time! Temperatures are expected to range from 30 to 35°C this March and expected to get higher and higher when it reaches April and May. We usually have a power rate increase during summer due to high electricity demand amid the summer heat.

 

Meiji Aircon to Fan Timer

 

Save energy and experience the convenience of automatically setting your airconditioner to turn off at a specific time and your electric fan to turn on immediately with the Meiji Aircon to Fan Timer TCV003. It allows you to plug-in your air conditioner and electric fan in one unit with its international and universal outlet with 4400W and 20A load capacity.

 

The Meiji TC-V003 can accommodate your airconditioner with up to 2 HP. No additional adaptors needed for Meiji Aircon to Fan Timer since it has a tandem plug workable at 220V, designed specifically for your aircon use.

 

 

 

And it doesn’t stop there! You could also set the Meiji TCV003 to ‘COOL’ mode which means that the Aircon is always on. You can also set the item to ‘FAN’ which turns on the Fan item only. At ‘OFF’ mode, it turns both outlets off, which helps you save power.

With Meiji’s Aircon to Fan timer, you will surely save up on your electricity bill not only this summer, but all year long! Order now at 448-7423, 414-4012 and 727-5790. Our main office is located at No.  1 Mabolo Street, New Manila Quezon City, or visit us at your nearest ACE Hardware, Handyman and CW Home Depot Branches!

 

Holy Week

Holy Week in the Philippines is a significant religious observance for the predominantly Roman Catholics in the Philippines. Beginning Maundy Thursday, businesses in the Philippines usually shut down operations until Black Saturday. A lot of people visit their loved ones in the province or take their much awaited holiday break. This Holy Week, as you head out of town, make sure that you ensured electrical safety at home by following these steps:

 

  1. Unplug all unused appliances before leaving your homes. This will give you peace of mind while you are on vacation.

 

 

  1. Turn off selected electrical breaker switches in your Meiji Home Panel (MHP02 to MHP 3x16P).

Meiji Home Panels

 

  1. Keep combustible materials away from outdoor lighting and other sources of heat.  In doing your Holy Week Rituals like Pabasa or Processions, make sure that you keep candles away from flammable materials to avoid fire.

 

  1. Remember to close or unplug LPG valves from your gas stoves.

 

  1.  Make sure your house appears “lived in” when you are away. Set household lights with the Meiji TCV004 24 Hour Rotary Timer with Multi-Range Time Setting. It is perfect for automatically turning on and off gate, perimeter and other lights to ward off burglars.

Meiji 24 Hour Rotary Timer

 

Going to that much-awaited break would be more fun and memorable if we keep in mind these practical tips to help avoid problems that could ruin your vacation.  Call us now at 448-7423, 414-4012 and 727-5790 for your specific requirements. You can drop by our our main office located at No.  1 Mabolo Street, New Manila Quezon City, or visit your nearest ACE Hardware, Handyman and CW Home Depot Branches!

 

 

There are many applications where a timer is important. Air conditioners, heaters, freezers and even lighting in an industrial or commercial setting often needs to be placed on a timer so that it will turn on when required, and turn off when not needed.

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Meiji Industrial Timer (TC-V004)

Meiji Industrial Timer helps protect your energy supplies by reducing unnecessary ONs and OFFs of your equipment, and it can also help lessen your energy consumption by turning off equipment automatically.

Meiji Industrial Timer is ideal for home, industrial and commercial applications. This is perfect for turning off lights, signages and other necessary circuits of your store or shop to prevent a shocking increase in your electric bill.

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When you have a lot of appliances at home and you want them to be in one control, you can also use this amazing timer. Meiji Industrial Timer is also effective for turning on and off perimeter lights and ceiling fans in warehouses and industrial areas.

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The Meiji Industrial Timer can accommodate your circuits up to 16 amperes and resistive from 100 to 240 volts providing direct 24 hour time switch control to your loads. Meiji Industrial Timer has a 24-hour rotary multiple range time setting for “ON/OFF “ and 150 hours back-up battery.  Meiji Industrial Timer is intended to have din rail mounting for easy maintenance.

How to Set the Time

Turn the programming dial clockwise to set the hour on the pointer, and then turn the programming dial again, to set precisely the minutes on the pointer

Setting On and Off Sequence

Push the pins outward on the specific time to turn on the timer switch, and maintain the pins inward, to turn off the timer switch.

 

Meiji Industrial Timer is just right for your needs as it works for many different applications. Now, your daily businesses can be energy conscious while still benefiting from their electrical equipment. Its one-of-a-kind features are perfect for people who are on the go.

With Meiji Industrial Timer, you can ensure that your store or even your home is safe.

 

Do you feel dull after your vacation? You might be one of the many (including me) who wish the clock would stop thinking so your vacation won’t end so soon. But it’s time to face reality! We all have to get back on the saddle and get the job done! Hopefully, this article will help you wake up and be productive.

Aside from mentally tuning yourself back to work and psychologically telling yourself that work is good, one of the most effective ways to help you get back on track is to enhance your working atmosphere.

Here are some tips when going back to work from a long extended weekend.

  1. Invest on a good office chair. ergonomic-chairs-4 Make sure that your chair is comfortable and has flexible elevation and arm rests. Chairs can certainly be expensive but in the long run it will cost much less than spending time at the chiropractor.
  2. Maximize your space. The space allotted to you and the office equipments entrusted to you may not be directly proportional. The problem lies on if you have so many things but little space: use extension cords. It is both efficient and practical to have `many in one’ power strips to accommodate all kinds of appliances. Meiji extension cordsBut if you want one that can take in anything, use Meiji Flying Saucer Strip.
  3. Have green plants in your officeimages (3)Plants do more than just improve the beauty of your surroundings. New findings suggest, however, that they may add more than just color and interest. They also filter the air, and can fight against the common high-tech ill, sick building disease. Recent research undertaken by the NASA Space Administration in America has discovered that common houseplants are capable of converting chemical air pollutants into harmless substances.
  4. Improve lighting system.
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    Fasten the lights’ “on and off process” and enhance the “open and close routine” of the doors of the office through Meiji motion sensorsmotion sensorsDon’t you just want to feel a smooth and bright entrance to your room or even to the whole building? This will somehow increase your level of productivity and boost your confidence at work together with other employees. Apply appropriate lighting to office areas as natural light increases human productivity and reduces fatigue and stress.
  5. Consider Color therapy. Scientific studies discovered that colors bring in emotional reactions to people. Our reactions and attitudes to colors differ from person to person. In fact, color is so much a part of our lives that we have a habit of to taking it for granted. Colors that are beneficial in the office are: orange – stimulates creativity; yellow – intensifies the intellect and heightens motivation; red – energizes; blue – calming and fights physical and mental tension; green – fights irritability and has a healing effect on the body. For the office, use colors that you are drawn to as these are the colors that will benefit your health.
  6. Acquire right room temperature.
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    Hot atmosphere may lull someone to becoming unproductive and can cause irritation. You might get angry easily as the breeze hovering around makes your head ache and become stressed. Plus, in our country, especially during mid-summer days, sudden temperature increase can be very hot. Consider installing Meiji Smoke detectors so that people will get alarmed if there is smoke coming out of a certain area before it becomes too big to handle.
  7. Take a break.
     coffee-area-group-624x467Even the most focused person needs a break at least twice a day. Change of scenery also helps with emotions. One of the best ways to eliminate stress and renew your body is to go outside for a ten-minute walk. Take deep breaths. Walk by yourself and focus on clearing your mind. If you’re concerned about a device running, set a timer. Scheduling office equipments like copying machine, scanners, air conditioners with Meiji 24-hour timers will help you out in utilizing your office equipment efficiently. By this tool, computers, air conditioners, fans, etc. will be used wisely plus it will help you save energy. This is very useful in downtime every lunch break or after working hours.
  8. Play “just right” music.images (4) Just about all offices have some type of music playing in the background. Music can provide mental stimulation while performing tasks, which can help reduce stress levels in the office. Most of us found that soft, up-lifting music is very essential to the office “atmosphere”. Play music through your MP3 players. Nowadays, most of them are USB port dependent, so a Meiji USB outlet can be very useful.

 

Putting in the extra time, effort and money in enhancing your office environment will pay-off with a lot of benefits. All of this goes hand-in-hand in getting and keeping you back on your working track.

Meiji Electric, Energizing you to a better future!

A few more days to go and the extended weekend is soon to come. Long, consecutive, non-working days are the best times to upgrade companies’ electrical components since operations stop during these days. It’s a good time to develop large machineries , improve electrical systems and repair nearly broken equipment just like when a family does their monthly general cleaning of the house.

Here are five tools that can enhance Home and Industries’ electrical systems:

1. Molded Case Circuit Breakers (MCCB) DSC02735 DSC02737

With its high capacity, enhance every electrical system in your office drastically. It can handle certain current jumps and current overload from 30 up to 1,200 Amperes (A) since some offices may use small machines like printers, scanners, photocopiers, shredders, coolers, fax machines, etc. that low capacity breakers cannot take on. AS you can see, these aren’t normal circuit breakers which are usually seen in homes. MCCBs are devices that protect larger circuit structures. Some still use it in their homes for their bigger loads or appliances.

2. AIR CIRCUIT BREAKERS (ACB) air-circuit-breakers-19851-5167997

Intensify the controls of such heavy-duty industrial machines with this high-rated breaking capacity circuit breaker. ACB operates by air with a specific atmospheric pressure from tremendous overload. This ACB stops faulty current flow that may cause severe damage to a whole system and to huge machines like generators and motors used by power plants, chemical, steel and automobile industries, telecommunications and others. This breaker has larger interrupting capacity than MCCBs.

ACBs can handle ratings from 630 to 6,300 Ampere frame. In layman’s term, multiply your home circuit breakers by more than 1,000 times and that’s the capacity of an ACB.

3. FREQUENCY INVERTERS (VFD- VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE) images

Upgrade motor-operated technologies such as irrigation pumping mechanisms, pulp and paper machines, textile equipment and others with your VFD. Control their speed at an extremely accurate electrical motor regulation, so that motor speeds can be controlled up and down, and maintained, at speeds required.

In this way, only the energy required is used, rather than having a motor run at constant speed that consumes an excess of energy. In other words, your Return on Investment (ROI) will be compensated very quickly, VAT included! The efficiency of VFDs will generally save up to 30% of electricity consumption.

 4. MAGNETIC CONTACTOR and THERMAL OVERLOAD RELAYS MOTOR-STARTER-2-300x277

If an electrical motor is doing more work than that for which was designed, it is considered to be overloaded and eventually can cause fire.

Maximize protection of motors and generators from overheat.

Magnetic Contactors and Thermal Overload Relays cut off circuit power whenever there’s a phase failure. It simply means, it protects your air conditioners, computers, generators, and other appliances from wreckage or burns when it is used altogether at the same time. It is better to have this kind of protection device maintained for safety at home and before resuming the work.

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Develop an organized usage of all the tools and apparatuses with an effective timer. With this, every machine, big and small, can be used properly and efficiently.

Long time use of appliances like air conditioners, generators and motor technologies will be controlled. Just simply set the preferred time (and day) of power, and the operation of the whole industry can be better predicted with less consumption of energy.

Using Timers for appliances at home is a great benefit. Not only does it help you control its time of use but also it protects its life by the automatic turn-off feature when the usage of the appliance is already done.

Maximize the downtime this summer in your companies and at home by upgrading systems and machineries through these devices, to give you a safe home to stay and a fine workplace to get the job well done.

Choose the best electrical controls and protecting devices to enhance a safe and economical household living. Improving the industries’ big and small operations in preparing the way towards progress, can be achievable.

 

 

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