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German industrial powerhouse at PIISA

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A group of executives from the Bosch Group, a German manufacturing outfit that outputs cars, household appliances and security systems, visited our park on June 15, to explore our business climate and advantages of doing business in the Dominican Republic. Wolfram Anders, Executive Vice President for Latin America, and Helmuth Obilcnik, Regional President for Central America and the Caribbean, also met with the Minister for Industry and Commerce, José del Castillo Saviñón, and the Executive Director of the National Export…

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Basc Dominicana Re-certifies PIISA

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The national chapter for the Business Alliance for Secure Commerce has delivered accreditations to 28 companies that operate under international standards and safety requirements, which is a protective seal in the logistics chain worldwide. Mr. Erick Alma, BASC’s President proposed local companies certify their operations under the international safety certification granted by BASC Dominicana, which is a seal of guarantee for companies in the area of exports and international trade. He also proposed to the business and government sectors to…

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Prime Janitorial opens at PIISA

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During February, Prime Janitorial Company began operations at PIISA, where it has its administrative offices for the Dominican Republic. This Puerto Rican company specializes in cleaning and maintenance in industrial, commercial and health institutions facilities, as well as services in manufacturing plants, shopping malls, hotels, hospitals, in which they provide services such as sanitation process, floor treatment and daily maintenance.

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New Training Program for Medical Devices

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Rafael Ovalles, director of the Institute of Technical Vocational Training (INFOTEP), explained that the training will benefit 20,000 employees of the companies that integrate the Medical Devices Cluster and the future workers in this free zone subsector as well as other companies that require strengthening its human capital. A 90 hours’ program, has been launch out though INFOTEP organized into seven modules including: Human Formation, Good Manufacturing Practices and Behavior in Cleanroom, Quality Management System, Safety Health and Environment, Assembly,…

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ASQ opens First Dominican Republic Chapter

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On March 1st, 2016 the American Society for Quality (ASQ) presented the 1st Local Membership Community in Dominican Republic during an activity held at the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU), in which also the University was recognized for the support provided to the ASQ certification exams over more than 10 years. During the event Ms. Luz Maria Karg, Regional ASQ Manager for Latin American, spoke on how the ASQ is a society for those interested in learning and using…

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Employee Engagement

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By: Thony Da Silva Romero – Consultant / Partner-Director of PIZZOLANTE Estrategia + Comunicación For a long time, the term “employee engagement” have established a common practice for hundreds of Human Resources professionals. Experts in this field have concentrated in promoting better interaction with their staff and constantly strive to foster their employee´s commitment to achieve the goals and objectives of their organization. A recent Gallup survey conducted in the United States determined that barely 32% of the country´s employees…

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911 Emergency System in San Cristobal and Haina

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The Minister of the Presidency, Gustavo Montalvo, launched the 911 National Emergency System into San Cristóbal and Haina, to serve the main municipal, business, community and religious organizations of both towns. The 911 system has already fielded some 530,000 emergencies in the capital, Santo Domingo, where polls satisfaction with the service are ranging from 86% to 93%.

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Nigua’s Community Day Care

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At the end of 2015, a daycare opened their doors to the growing community of Nigua, for which ASOBAL has contributed so far with a total amount of approximately RD$ 1,400,000.00 for equipment’s and adjustments of the center. It has the capacity to accommodate 130 children; 52 have been enrolled, of which 30 are the children of the park employees.

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Transportation meeting at PIISA

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An important meeting was held with transportation managers offering services to companies within PIISA, to raise awareness and to freshen internal transport policies of the Park. Mr. Dinel Pimentel, PIISA’s Traffic Coordinator, convened this meeting and addressed issues such as labeling buses, correct vehicle exits, among other interesting suggestions from carriers.

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IX Annual BASC Congress

IX Annual BASC Congress

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In October Erick Alma, president of the Business Alliance for Secure Commerce (BASC Dominican) stated that security has to be assumed as a priority, adding that rather than an expense, it´s an investment for the sustainable development of international trade, and a key element to increase the country´s levels of competitiveness.  Speaking about “Security as an Added Value” at the opening of the IXth Annual BASC Congress, he said the event is an effort by the international certifying agency to…

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