Osseo company moving jobs from Mexico

OSSEO, Wis. (AP) — Instead of sending work to Mexico, a manufacturer is bringing jobs from Mexico to Wisconsin.

Posted in Nearshoring/Offshoring, Manufacturing in Mexico


ThermoFisher plant closing in Two Rivers

TWO RIVERS - It appears more than 100 jobs will be leaving the lakeshore by the end of the year. ThermoFisher, under one name or another, has been part of Two Rivers for decades. Now, the company's steel plant on the south side of the city is closing.


Posted in Nearshoring/Offshoring


US: Navistar hints at Mexico exit if violence escalates

A US automaker with long-established production facilities in Mexico has become the first to suggest rising crime could force it out of the country.

Dan Ustian, chairman and chief executive of truck maker Navistar, told analysts on a conference call the firm could shift production from Mexico because of escalating political instability, with drug-related violence moving into parts of the country once deemed as safe.


Posted in Nearshoring/Offshoring, Foreing investment in Mexico, Aerospace


Align to close NJ facility, eliminate 119 jobs

The maker of Invisalign clear braces for teeth will close its New Jersey facility next year, eliminating 119 jobs, and move operations overseas to cut costs.

Align Technology Inc. expects to save about $4 million per year because of the moves, the company said Wednesay. The staffing cuts will trim Align's global workforce of 2,400 by 5 percent.


Posted in Nearshoring/Offshoring, Foreing investment in Mexico


Kaman Aerostructures Delivers the First Aerospace Components Manufactured at Its Mexican Facility

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico, Kaman Aerospace Group, a unit of Kaman Corp, announced today that its Aerostructures Division has delivered the first production parts fabricated at its new state of the art manufacturing facility in Chihuahua, Mexico. This facility, Kaman's first aerospace facility in Mexico, was opened November 2010. The parts were delivered to Aernnova Aerospace Mexico, SA de CV located in Queretaro, Mexico. The deliveries consisted of sheet metal detail parts to be used in the wing structures assembled by Aernnova for Hawker Beechcraft aircraft, including the King Air, Baron, and Bonanza aircraft.

Posted in Nearshoring/Offshoring, Foreing investment in Mexico, Manufacturing in Mexico, Aerospace


Making the desert bloom

The Mexican economy has recovered somewhat from a scorching recession imported from America, but is still hobbled by domestic monopolies and cartels

HOT and high in the Sierra Madre, the city of Saltillo is a long way from Wall Street. Stuffed goats keep an eye on customers in the high-street vaquera, or cowboy outfitter, where workers from the local car factories blow their pesos on snakeskin boots and $100 Stetsons. Pinstriped suits and silk ties are outnumbered by checked shirts and silver belt-buckles; pickups are prized over Porsches.


Posted in Nearshoring/Offshoring, Foreing investment in Mexico, Security in Mexico, Manufacturing in Mexico, Business, Politic / Economic issues, Trends