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At Mexico College, Students Make Ideas Fly

October 05, 2017

Industries in Mexico

As students arrive for the 2017/2018 academic year at Mexico’s CETYS University, the learning that takes place here is as easy to spot as the big yellow airplane suspended from the ceiling of the Thermo-Fluids Lab on the Mexicali campus. The remote-controlled airplane is the creation of two dozen engineering and science students who went to the university and learned how to make their ideas fly.

It started with a challenge; design and build a flyable airplane to compete in the SAE C... Continue reading

A NAFTA Update For The Border Region

September 22, 2017


With more than a half-trillion dollars of U.S.-Mexico trade each year and five million jobs across the United States that depend on it, there is much at stake for businesses and workers throughout the country as representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico continue the first round of negotiations in Washington to update the North American Free Trade Agreement.

There is no part of the country, however, that has as much on the line as the four U.S. states that share a bo... Continue reading

Toyota plans truck, possibly SUV production in Mexico after Trump threat

September 13, 2017

Auto Industry

Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) said on Friday it planned to build pickup trucks and possibly SUVs at a new plant in Mexico, a move that followed threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to penalize the company if it built small cars south of the border.

Toyota initially planned to produce Corolla sedans at the plant it is building in the central state of Guanajuato but will now switch production of the small cars and a new Mazda SUV crossover to a new assembly plant planned for the United... Continue reading

For Wall Street, Mexico Is Great Again

August 24, 2017

Industries in Mexico

Mexico has a lot of well-known problems. Drugs. Poverty. Corruption. And on the corporate side, low-levels of production outside of the major multinational owned manufacturing firms. But despite the campaign rhetoric to build a wall and to knock Mexico down a peg in a NAFTA do-over, there is one problem our neighbor does not have: beating every single equity market in the Americas to a pulp.

For investors, Mexico is great...again. After a slight lull in affection back in April, the... Continue reading

After 23 years, it’s time for a NAFTA do-over

August 21, 2017


The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into force on January 1, 1994. That week, I happened to be at the massive Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and NAFTA was the talk of the floor. It was the beginning of the rush for the border, where large manufacturing corporations had hopes of reducing labor costs while staying close to their largest consumer market—the United States.

Many of the large companies at CES were encouraged by the terms of NAFTA, especiall... Continue reading

Three Novel Health Care Innovations

August 10, 2017

Medical Devices

Testimony of Paul Hsieh, Radiologist

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I cover health care and economics from a free-market perspective.  

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I love medical innovations. During my 25-year career as a radiologist, I’ve seen... Continue reading

Global 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace & Defence Market 2017-2022

July 29, 2017

Industries in Mexico

Global 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace & Defence market Report offers decisive insights into the overall 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace & Defence industry along with the market dimensions and evaluation for the duration 2017 to 2022. The forenamed research study covers extensive analysis of various 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace & Defence industry segments based on the type... Continue reading

Germany's Merkel lends support to Mexico over NAFTA

July 17, 2017


Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday June 9th, backed Mexico to press for a successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Donald Trump, thanking its government for keeping German interests in mind during the talks.

Germany and Mexico have pursued policies tailored toward exporting manufactured goods, and both ran trade surpluses of more than billion with the United States last year.

Many of the biggest names in German manufacturing ha... Continue reading

New Jersey molder Weiss-Aug expands to Mexico

June 28, 2017


Apodaca, Mexico — New Jersey custom insert molder and injection molder Weiss-Aug Co. Inc. has opened its first manufacturing facility outside the United States in the Monterrey metropolitan area of northern Mexico.

Weiss-Aug will invest million in the Mexican company, Weiss-Aug México S. de RL de CV, over the next three years, General Manager Jorge Zamora Duque said June 23, a day after the opening ceremony.

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Trump Warms to North America Trade ‘Fortress,’ Canada Envoy Says

June 21, 2017

Foreign Investment

Canada’s ambassador to Washington is striking an upbeat tone on looming trade talks with President Donald Trump’s administration, saying the U.S. is now warming to cooperating with Mexico and Canada on trade.

In a pair of Ottawa appearances this week, David MacNaughton said while challenges lie ahead, Canadian ties with the White House are as close as they were under Barack Obama’s administration and Canada will “end up coming out of all this better than we are now.”

The t... Continue reading

Mexico in 2016: Top Industries Make the Move

June 21, 2017

Industries in Mexico

In recent years, there has been a migration of manufacturing operations to Mexico as the widely popular Maquiladora (IMMEX) program has expanded. While this has been a large topic of debate in the last year with regards to both political and social ramifications, there is no denying that the manufacturing industry has recognized the tremendous potential that offshoring to Mexico offers.

Mexico is the third largest trading partner with the United States and the United States’ third l... Continue reading

Mexico to become 2018 Hannover Messe partner country

May 30, 2017

Foreign Investment

A formal agreement for Mexico’s Hannover Messe partner country participation was signed May 1 by representatives of Deutsche Messe and the Mexican government. Next year's show will run from Apr. 23 to 27.

Industry 4.0, energy and environmental technologies, vocational training, startups and direct foreign investment are the themes that will be featured in Mexico’s 2018 showcase. Mexico will be the first Latin American nation to ever present itself as a partner country.

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Also Made in Mexico: Lifesaving Medical Devices

May 16, 2017

Medical Devices

TIJUANA, Mexico — The North American Free Trade Agreement has transformed this sprawling border town from gritty party spot to something entirely different: a world capital of medical devices.

Trucks choke boulevards lined with factories, many bearing the names of American-run companies: Medtronic, Hill-Rom, DJO Global and Greatbatch Medical. Inside, Mexican workers churn out millions of medical devices each day, from intrave... Continue reading

Sika expands capacity in Mexico with new mortar production facility

May 15, 2017


The new plant at Coatzacoalcos will also manufacture concrete admixtures

Sika opened a new mortar production facility at Coatzacoalcos in southeast Mexico. The new plant will also take over the manufacture of concrete admixtures from the previous production site at Villahermosa. Through its five factories, Sika has now established a nationwide supply chain. With a population of 120 million, Mexico has one of the largest domestic markets in Latin America and is investing heavily in infra... Continue reading

Reshaping NAFTA Could Benefit Mexico, Brazil and Argentina

May 15, 2017


Much of Trump's protectionist rhetoric hinges on manufacturing, outsourcing of jobs and immigration — not agriculture.

Among other threats targeting Mexico during his election campaign, U.S. President Donald Trump harshly criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a 23-year-old tripartite deal that removed tariffs and significantly increased commerce between Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Renegotiation of the deal is likely to start late this year.<... Continue reading

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