Ireland-based Eaton Corporation, a worldwide power management company, is opening a design and manufacturing operation in El Paso, Texas.

The company is committed to invest US$15.7 million in improvements and equipment at its current facility in this border city, according to documents released by the City of El Paso. 

The El Paso facility will manufacture switchboard and motor-control components and will complement Eaton’s existing manufacturing plant across the border in Ciudad Juarez. This new operation will create up to 200 jobs in five years.

“We’re excited to grow our presence in El Paso. We look forward to working with leaders and future employees in the community to deliver high quality electrical distribution equipment to our customers,” said Mike Yelton, Senior Vice President, Electrical Sector at Eaton.

Eaton currently has four sites in the region. Three of them are: Eaton Industries, Eaton Lighting, and Eaton Cooper Bussmann in Ciudad Juarez, and one facility from Eaton Corporation in El Paso.

“We’re thrilled to announce another worldclass company is adding new operations in the region and continuing our community’s momentum forward. This announcement is further proof that the Borderplex region is a premier destination for manufacturing and business expansion,” said Jon Barela, CEO for The Borderplex Alliance.

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of US$20.4 billion, according to its website. The company provides energy-efficient solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. 

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey presented a 2020 budget proposal of US$700,000, which would improve refrigerated capacity at international customs between Sonora and Arizona to increase international trade.

In social networks, the president of Arizona said that "Arizona is open to business, and we have investment proposals to bring more trade through the Mariposa checkpoint in Nogales.

The Governor's Office said that the expenses would attract new imports to the international port, and the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) based in Nogales.

The group of investors said in a statement that the investment would help the state to add jobs and increase its tax base.

FPAA president, Lance Jungmeyer, assured last fall to supervisors in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, that 4 prefabricated cold storage units would cost between US$800,000 and US$1 million.

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US – A border shutdown such as the one U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to impose could seriously affect trade between Mexico and the United States, greatly harming Mexico’s maquila industry, upon which more than 3 million jobs depend, as well as US$195 billion in annual exports.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, bilateral trade amounts to US$1.7 billion per day.

Furthermore, the food sector would also be at risk of losing US$127 million a day in avocado, tomato, beer, corn, and meat exports, according to experts.

Commercial relations between Mexico and the United States showed a trade value of US$527 billion in 2018, out of which US$328 billion resulted from Mexican exports while imports rose to nearly US$199 billion, according to the Ministry of Economy.

Luis Aguirre, president of Consejo Nacional de la Industria Maquiladora y Manufacturera de Exportación (index), Jorge Torres, president of American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico and Ignacio Martinez, coordinator of the Commerce, Economy, and Business Laboratory at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) expressed their concern about U.S. President Donald Trump´s threat to close the border with Mexico, since numerous companies depends largely on trade with the United States.

Mexican exporters said that they this week they were looking into sending their goods to the United States by air freight to avoid a five-mile-long line of trucks at the border caused by the Trump administration moving federal agents away from customs checks to immigration duties.

Source: El Universal

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MATAMOROS – The labor conflict in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, which began in January this year, counts 5,000 layoffs.

"At least 5,000 workers have ended their employment relationship, and the rights of each have been respected," said María Estela Chavira Martínez, Minister of Labor of Tamaulipas.

The labor relationship of the workers has ended, through an agreement in Junta Local de Conciliación y Arbitraje, and those that are of federal competence have taken their case to the federal board; in total it is an average of 390 lawsuits.

Chavira Martínez indicated that there are still four companies that went on strike because they demand a 20% wage increase, plus a bonus of US$1,654, known as the 20/32 movement.

"Of the 85 companies (which called a strike), 81 work in a normal way, 4 of them are still in dialogue with some demonstration on the part of the workers, but in short is gaining the strength of the worker and progress has been made thanks to conciliation," said the official.

Source: El Economista

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5,000 jobs have been lost in Matamoros
MATAMOROS – The labor conflict in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, which began in January this year, counts 5,000 layoffs. "At least 5,000 workers have ende...

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