The FlexShaft cable (left) is the first de-clogging tool on the market that can be used side by side with SeeSnake camera (right) systems to actually watch clogs as they are broken down in deeply buried pipes.
There is a massive construction boom in the Philippines; many of the projects are of a grand scale, and need to be completed within often impossible timeframes. These factors contribute to making upgrades in the capabilities of contractors, both in terms of equipment and skills absolutely vital. This is why RIDGID, a manufacturer of innovative tools for professional artisans and contractors formed RIDGID Club Philippines, the first club its kind in the region.
RIDGID Club members are instructed on the use of Seek tech locators, which allow contractors to locate, follow and map underground data or power lines.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the total number of construction projects just between April and June of 2018, was 29,060 residential, 5,644 non-residential, 1,511 upgrades to existing structures, and 3,697 alterations and repairs. These overwhelming numbers are why builders and contractors are looking for new methods and technologies to improve productivity, efficiency and profitability.
But even when new tools completely improve the way an old practice is done, people still need to be trained in the new method, even if it is far easier. Such is the case with RIDGID’s premium tools, the new procedures are often significantly different from anything that came before them.
RIDGID Head Training Officer in the Philippines Mr. Joel Matosiños demonstrates proper pipe threading technique
That is why RIDGID Club held its annual sports fest for the second time in as many years, to offer new training with new tools and new methods, and to make that training fun. The event was done on a Saturday, at the Quest Adventure Camp, well outside of Metro Manila, and only a trophy and bragging rights were at stake. Despite these, it was well attended and enthusiastically participated in by Those Who Know, a.k.a. members of RIDGID Club; professionals with a real desire to improve.
RIDGID Club Philippines, the first of its kind in the region, is founded on the idea that professionalism means constant self-improvement.
RIDGID Head Training Officer in the Philippines Mr. Joel Matosiños explains: “Many came to see the FlexShaft drain cleaning machine for the first time. Unlike previous models that use an exposed, spinning shaft, the FlexShaft’s cable is insulated, this means that it can be operated side by side with a camera when de clogging.”
With huge scale projects that require a massive mobilization of men and equipment on a virtual 24/7 basis time, labor and cost-saving technologies and methods are essential. Builders can no longer rely on archaic tools and methods to satisfy the demands of the property hungry market.
RIDGID is a wholly owned division of Emerson. Emerson is a global Fortune 500 company ranked 178 in the world in 2017, and which has been a Fortune 500 company for 64 consecutive years.
RIDGID is a brand like no other brand in the world. Far from being just a manufacturer of the highest quality workman’s tools, it is most well-known for state of the art innovations that empower RIDGID equipped contractors to do things that would otherwise be either way too costly or even impossible to do without RIDGID tools. Some of the biggest names in the industry are already RIDGID equipped, further cementing RIDGID as the brand for those who know.
Because RIDGID is always innovating, the RIDGID Club Philippines was established in 2017. It is a venue for customer members to constantly keep abreast of the latest tools from RIDGID and know how required to use them, and use them safely. The club is the first of its kind in the region, which is fitting because the Philippines is the regional training hub of RIDGID.