Kärcher invests in Nuevo León
NUEVO LEON – The German manufacturer of cleaning systems, Kärcher, opened its third store in Nuevo Leon, which is located in downtown Monterrey, although the amount of the investment was not disclosed. With this opening, Kärcher totals 32 sales centers in Mexico, located in addition to Nuevo Le...
KCS to build US$99 million cargo processing facility at U.S.-Mexico border
Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS) will develop a US$99 million cargo processing facility at the U.S.-Mexico border, aimed to improve traffic between southern Texas and the state of Tamaulipas in northern Mexico. Once the facility is completed, the company forecasts it can increase traffic from 24 ...
Labor productivity of Nuevo Leon’s industry increases
NUEVO LEÓN – During the fourth quarter of last year, the productivity of the Nuevo Leon manufacturing industry maintained its positive trend compared to the previous quarter, while the commerce sector recorded a mixed performance. According to a report from Productividad Laboral y del Costo Unit...
Landgraf, Craddick invest in energy hotspots to grow Texas
AUSTIN — Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) and State Representative Tom Craddick (R-Midland) are working together to bring state money generated by oil and gas production back to the Permian Basin and other energy-producing hotbeds, where those tax dollars originate. The two filed a legis...
Las Palmas hospital opens US$63 million maternity addition
EL PASO – Las Palmas Medical Center opened its US$63 million maternity addition last march 27. The three-story addition, which includes one floor left vacant for future expansion, includes 24 postpartum rooms, a 35-bed neonatal intensive-care unit, and a large waiting area for families. The new a...
Legislation gives New Mexico ERB a funding boost
NEW MEXICO – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill Thursday that among other things, gives the US$13 billion New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, Santa Fe, a one-time employer contribution increase of 0.25 percentage points, effective July 1. Pension officials had sought an emp...
Lego sees potential in Nuevo León
NUEVO LEON – The Danish Company of Lego toys will finish the construction of two automatic warehouses in its plant in the municipality of Cienega de Flores, Nuevo Leon on April this year and could build a mirror plant 10 years from now, “sales will decide”, said the general manager of Lego Ope...
Mammoth Distribution working with Moelis & Company for strategic investment
MAMMOTH, CALIF – Mammoth Distribution has recently hired Moelis & Company LLC to assist the company in evaluating potential strategic partnerships and alliances after receiving significant inbound interest. Mammoth is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality, branded cannabis pr...
Maquiladora exports start to stabilize
CIUDAD JUAREZ – As a cause of the revision of export lanes being applied by U.S. customs, exports are flowing in an acceptable way which has allowed the finished product and raw material sent by local maquiladoras to their U.S. customers to arrive quickly. Pedro Chavira, president of INDEX Juáre...
Maquilas step up to offer jobs to Central American migrants
Trapped in Tijuana by U.S. immigration policy, thousands of Central American migrants are being offered jobs by the city’s maquiladora industry while they await their cases to move through the lengthy U.S. asylum process on the other side of the border. “We feel the obligation is here in Tijuan...
Matamoros border returns to normality
MATAMOROS – Foreign trade in Matamoros is completely normalized, after customs personnel arrived in the International Bridge Ignacio Zaragoza, according to the director of Asociación de Maquiladoras, Roberto Mattus Rivera. He stated that previously there were waiting times of more than 6 hours f...
Matamoros’ labor conflict left US$5 billion in losses
MATAMOROS – The labor conflict in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, which ended last April 3rd, left losses of US$5 billion in production chains, investments and generation of jobs that were stopped to a halt. “I estimated around US$5 billion between economic losses due to stoppages, investments that had ...
Matamoros’ restaurants and snack shops run out of Coca-Cola
MATAMOROS – Restaurants, grocery stores and small shops in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, have already gotten rid of Coca-Cola drinks, as a result of last February 15 strike in the facilities of the bottling company Arca Continental. Pablo Reyna, president of Cámara Nacional de la Industria de Restauran...
Mattel to increase its production in Monterrey
MONTERREY – Mattel announced the cutting of 2,200 jobs and the closure of its plants in the country during 2018. However, the company decided to consolidate the operations of the plant in Tijuana and Monterrey in a single mega plant located in the capital of Nuevo Leon. For Mattel, Mexico is a st...
Mexicali has a large binational market
MEXICALI – Mexicali has an economic potential due to its binational context, "I had never seen the conditions that exist today," stated the economic promoter, Xavier Rivas. "But it must be said, it is necessary to take manufacturing to another level, with greater technical integration, not just ...
Mexicali will invest US$1.3 million in paving
MEXICALI – Francisco Javier Paredes Rodriguez, Director of Junta de Urbanización de Gobierno del Estado, indicated that by 2019 a total of US$1.3 million will be invested in paving for Mexicali and its valley. The paving work includes sectors of the State Highway Network 1, 2, 4 and 8. The resid...
Mexico flags U.S. border delays as detrimental to both countries
MEXICO – Mexicos Foreign Ministry said that speeding up the flow of goods on the border is a matter of urgency and that slowdowns are detrimental to both economies after bottlenecks have held up trade following a row over migration. Delays along the Mexico-U.S. border began late last month after ...
Mexico has great potential in solar energy
With an annual solar exposure of 2,400 kilowatts per square meter, Mexico's geographic location is ideal for becoming a world power in solar power generation in the coming years. "The Solar Belt covers the entire country, mainly the northern states with the largest territorial extension such as Son...
Mexico is now the largest U.S. trading partner
MEXICO – The President Donald Trump has threatened to rip up NAFTA. To shut the border with Mexico. To impose tariffs on the thriving car industry in Mexico. “They’re killing us on jobs and trade,” he said as a candidate. And yet, two years into his presidency, a strange thing has happened...
Migration Crisis Muddles Border Industry Logistics
As of recent, thousands of migrants from Central America have reached the border weeks after fleeing their native countries. Mexican border cities such as Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana were impacted by this massive migration. Once on the border region, the migrants tried to apply for asylum in the U.S. ...



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