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American Businesses are Nervous About the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year, which is just two weeks away, is making at least one American retailer very anxious. That means the hundreds of thousands of factories in the world’s workshop that make everything from toys to televisions will shut down for 15 days straight. They fear that of the millions of migrant Chinese workers that travel home for the holiday, many won’t come back to their factory jobs. This is particularly troubling since even in the months leading up to the holiday, a chronic labor shortage in China is causing supply shortages in American stores. Read more:

American Businesses

Magna to Build Big Plant in Mexico

Magna International says it will invest more than $100 million to build a major auto parts stamping plant in central Mexico that will employ a maximum of about 700 workers at full operation. Read more:

Magna to Build Big Plant in Mexico

Bendix Opens Actuator Manufacturing Facility in Acuna, Mexico

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC held the grand opening of its new actuator manufacturing facility based in Acuña, Mexico. The new facility marks the opening of the third manufacturing plant, expanding its Acuña operations. Read more:

Bendix Opens Actuator Manufacturing Facility in Acuna, Mexico

Fiat Will Manufacture its Model “Freemont” in Toluca

he vehicle has front wheel drive and several 2.0-liter engines to diesel or 3.6 liter gasoline, developed by Fiat and Chrysler, respectively, and will be available in the second half of the year. Read more:

Fiat Will Manufacture its Model “Freemont” in Toluca

Analysis: Mexico Gets Helping Hand from Costlier China Labor

Meco Corporation, a U.S. maker of folding chairs and barbecue grills, is shifting production from China to Mexico after wages at its Chinese operations more than doubled since 2007.
“We ran the numbers and made the decision to move our equipment down to Mexico, with the decision really based on trying to give our customers more stable pricing,” said Meco President Harrell Ward. Read more:

China’s Rising Wages are Leading More Companies to Manufacture in Mexico

Will Work on New Cross-Border Plan, Clinton tells Mexico

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday reiterated the pledge of the Obama administration to develop a cross-border trucking agreement. Read more:

New Cross-Border Plan

Juarez Maquiladoras Recovering

These assembly-for-export plants that crank out everything from brake pads to plasma TVs for U.S. companies are opening new facilities, expanding existing ones and hiring more employees. Some firms looking for lower costs have even begun shifting production from China back to Juarez. Read more:

Juarez Maquiladoras Recovering

Mexico: GM Invests US$540m in Engine Production

General Motors has announced plans to invest US$540m and hire 500 people to build two new engines at its Toluca plant in Mexico. Read more:

Mexico: GM Invests US$540m in Engine Production

Mexico: A Notable Exception Among Emerging Economies

While emerging economies across the world are struggling to contain inflation and fighting to keep their economies from overheating, there are few exceptions. One of these exceptions is Mexico.  Read more:

Mexico: A Notable Exception Among Emerging Economies,/a>

KYOCERA Installs 100kW Solar Array Atop Its Tijuana Manufacturing Facility

Kyocera announced today that it has installed a 104-kilowatt grid-tied solar array atop its manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico, using 512 of its KD205 and KC200 (watt) modules produced onsite. Read more:

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