A plant opening ceremony held on June 7, 2016, was attended by a number of business and government officials including the head of the Ministry of Economic Development (Sedeco), Carlos Bonfante Olache, who reported that the Barnes investment will be eight million dollars, implemented in several phases.
Also speaking at the opening was Sergio Tagliapietra, President and CEO of IVEMSA, who said, "Barnes aerospace, besides creating new jobs and opportunities here, is and will be, a key player within the aerospace cluster. Your participation in the supply chain is needed and most welcome to our city."
The opening of the Mexicali facility adds to Barnes' already robust portfolio of international manufacturing operations with more than 60 locations over four continents. A Barnes representative stated, "We are pleased to open our newest subsidiary here in the in the state capital of beautiful Baja California. We look forward to becoming an active member of this vital community."
Baja California is well known as a center of international aerospace manufacturing activity with over 80 aerospace companies in operation. Of the more than 16,000 people working in aerospace, nearly half of the technical engineers and operators are located in Mexicali.
Since 1982 IVEMSA has assisted companies with manufacturing operations in Mexico with back office services, shelter operations, and stand-alone corporate entity development. Headquartered in Mexicali, Mexico, with operations throughout northwestern and central Mexico, the organization works closely with national and international regulators to help companies achieve their manufacturing goals and lower costs. For more information: www.ivemsa.com.
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