America Makes to open second satellite center in Texas
TEXAS – America Makes, a Youngstown-based national accelerator for additive manufacturing, has announced that it will open its 2nd Satellite Center for 3D printing research and application. The Center will be located at the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), a part of Texas A&am...
Andersen Windows new manufacturing campus in Arizona to employ 415
GOODYEAR – Window and door manufacturer Andersen Corporation is investing US$$105 million to build a 500,000 square foot manufacturing campus in Goodyear, Arizona. Andersen recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest manufacturing and distribution facility, at which it expects to creat...
Baja California expects an investment of US$100 million
TIJUANA – With a current investment of US$50 million in the state of Baja California for the maquiladora industry, the national advisor to the export industry, René Romandía, announced that another investment of US$100 million is already available for the next two years. Romandia highlighted th...
Central and Northern Mexico drive industrial real estate market
MEXICO – North-central Mexico will continue to drive the growth of the industrial real estate market, where despite economic uncertainty, continues the interest of large investors and developers, said Patricio Dominguez, director for the industrial sector of Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) Mexico. In ...
Chihuahua invests US$619,536 in maintenance of industrial parks
CIUDAD JUAREZ – To increase industrial competitiveness, the State Government, through Promotora de la Industria, gave maintenance to the infrastructure of six industrial parks in several municipalities, mainly in Ciudad Juárez, with an investment of more than US$619,536. It also promoted the att...
Chihuahua is the national leader in cotton production
Chihuahua occupies the 13th place in cotton production worldwide and the 1st place at national level with more than 1 million tons per year, which are grown in another 6 states of northern Mexico. According to Red Chihuahua, in 2018 the number of hectares for cotton cultivation in Chihuahua rose t...
Coahuila closing the year with new Torreon investment
Investment valued at US$7 million coming to Torreon, was announced by Flejes y Embalajes Industriales Corporation. This new company is specialized in manufacturing packaging and shipping products, such as adhesive tapes, plastic films, aluminum and cardboard packaging, thus creating 120 direct jobs ...
Eaton to Open a Manufacturing Site in El Paso
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 ...
Favorable working conditions exist in Baja California: Index
Industria Maquiladora y de Exportación (Index) Zona Costa, reported that in Baja California exist favorable working conditions and a close relationship between employers, authorities and employees. The president of the agency Luis Manuel Hernandez Gonzalez, stressed that the maquiladoras of Tijuan...
Foxconn seeks to employ migrants in Ciudad Juárez
CIUDAD JUAREZ – Foxconn, a maquiladora company, intends to hire some 400 migrants currently living in Juarez who are seeking political asylum in the United States. Managers of the company seek to add to the workforce these people, mostly Cubans, who are installed in Casa del Migrante, the gymnasi...
Furniture industry in Baja California is lagging behind
BAJA CALIFORNIA – Currently, 80% of the wood used as raw material in Baja California is imported from the United States or is brought from other entities in the Republic, so it is necessary to invest in sustainable exploitation mechanisms that can better support the industry. The president of the...
Joyson Safety Systems relocates in Nuevo León
MONTERREY – Due to the labor conflict in Matamoros, the manufacturer of safety systems for the automotive industry Joyson Safety Systems decided to relocate its operations in Nuevo Leon, informed to El Economista Roberto Mattus Rivera, CEO of Consejo Nacional de la Industria Maquiladora y Manufact...
Juarez is the 3rd city in the country to attract investment
CIUDAD JUAREZ – Just below cities such as Monterrey and Guanajuato, Juarez consolidated itself as the 3rd largest investment attraction in the country, in terms of square meters of manufacturing space. According to state government information, Juarez has more than 218,000 square meters of occupa...
Juarez to invest in the maquiladora industry
Even when the industrial sector was left out of the border decree of fiscal stimuli, Ciudad Juárez continues to be attractive for new investments in the area. The manufacturing companies continue looking at the region’s quality labor and its proximity to the United States to get to settle in thi...
Manufacturing industry in Nuevo Leon expects to generate 23,000 jobs in 2019
Cámara de Industria de Transformación (Caintra), said that the organization will pay attention to the implementation of various policies and programs that will help generate greater economic and social development. Caintra also stressed that for the case of Nuevo Leon, in 2019 manufacturing produ...
Manufacturing production in Sonora is low
HERMOSILLO – Adjustments in manufacturing output in the last two years pushed foreign direct investment (FDI) down in Sonora, which only reached levels of US$250 million that period. For the 3rd quarter of 2018 the indicator registered a negative balance of US$350 million, according to numbers fr...
Manufacturing production increases in Nuevo Leon
MONTERREY – After a reduction since December 2018, Nuevo Leon's manufacturing production recovered in February; however, exports and new orders remained in a contraction phase. According to Reporte de Expectativas Económicas de la Manufactura, de la Cámara de la Industria de Transformación de ...
Maquiladora industry is stuck
CIUDAD JUAREZ – Maquiladora industry still has 30% of cargo in Ciudad Juarez that hasn’t been able to be exported due to the lack of U.S. customs inspectors, stated Index Juarez president, Pedro Chavira Gutierrez. He reported that Mexican customs will not close the main week, but will have a re...
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...
Minimum Wage Doubling Impact at the Border
Even though the minimum wage at 23 Mexican border municipalities is expected to double to $176.72 Mexican pesos a day or US$8.79 starting January 1, 2019, the economic impact would most likely be moderate, since most of the businesses in this region already pay even higher wages, experts agreed. ...



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