THE SHELTER CONCEPT
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INTO MEXICO CPI's Shelter Program offers a full service option and is designed for companies interested in setting up a manufacturing facility along Baja California's Mexico border region in the most cost effective and timely manner with limited exposure in Mexico.
LABOR FORCE Mexico and Baja California's workforce is well-educated, plentiful and reliable. Graduating around 115,000 engineering and technical students nationally per year. The region also offers a variety of academic and applied research centers of great national and international prestige.
Our role is to facilitate the successful expansion of manufacturing operations into Mexico. We handle the complete set-up of the new company and manage the day-to-day administrative duties in accordance with Mexican regulations allowing the client to focus 100% on high quality manufacturing. With over 35-years of combined experience our management team has successfully established over 200 companies in Mexico ... expanding their global footprint while ensuring their competitive advantage.
The entire California and Baja California is known as the “CaliBaja Mega Region” with the manufacturing hub of Tijuana boasting an over 50 year-old history in manufacturing activities.
At its inception, the draw for foreign manufacturers was its low-cost labor rates, today the manufacturing landscape is much different; Mexico has attracted global corporations from the manufacturing sector that go far beyond simple assembly. It is now common to find companies that design, develop and manufacture some of the most complex products in the marketplace for a variety of industries.Learn More About Us
When both Ford Motor Company and Nabisco recently announced supplemental manufacturing facilities in Mexico, this was met with a “shoulder shrug” by those concerned with the acceleration of many businesses’ moves to greener foreign pastures. Most of such moves have been overshadowed by a relocation of corporate headquarters to save corporate taxes, especially by huge conglomerates spared payments amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars.
But Ford Motor Company, currently on a roll within the red-hot automobile manufacturing sector, has announced an even much greater focus on Mexico as the main center of future additional production, leading up to the latter part of the current decade.
California’s new minimum wage requirements are being hailed by supporters who say workers must earn a “living wage,” but others fear the pay hikes will fuel layoffs, higher prices and more automation as businesses scramble to offset increased costs.
One thing is certain: No matter what side of the fence you’re on, there will be winners and losers. Here are a few of the biggest from both sides:
WINNERS: LOW-PAID WORKERS (WITH A CAVEAT):
Fast-food workers, cashiers, parking lot attendants, security guards and others who are earning the state’s current minimum wage of $10 an hour are all getting raises.
Mexico got some good economic news this week on two fronts as new international surveys showed the nation moved into the world’s top 10 tourism countries and also boosted its ranking for U.S. foreign investment.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said Mexico had moved back into its list of the 10 most visited countries in the world. This is very good news, since tourism accounts for more than 8 percent of Mexico’s GDP. By contrast, oil accounts for only about 6 percent of GDP.
In this sense, increasingly the tourism sector becomes vitally important for the country, especially in a context of a strong dollar and weaker oil market. That is why the news released a few days ago by the UNWTO is so well received by officials and policy makers.
Mexican mathematics students have joined their counterparts in engineering to win some international recognition: students in both fields came home recently with medals. Four young women have just returned from the 2016 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, held in Busteni, Romania, where they won two medals in a seven-day competition that brought together 145 students from 39 countries.
Olga Medrano Martín del Campo, 17, won a gold medal, Mexico’s first since it began participating in the event two years ago. Alka Earathu, also 17, won silver.
Today marks the 154th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo, a bicultural celebration that has become synonymous with margaritas, cervezas (beer) and the occasional controversy. But we found most people don't know the real story behind this holiday.
So here are five facts that will probably surprise you about Cinco de Mayo:
A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, deals with the major themes of duality, revolution and resurrection, not unlike our border cities. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times in London and Paris, as economic and political unrest lead to the American and French Revolutions. The main characters in Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities — Doctor Alexandre Manette, Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton — are all recalled to life, or resurrected, in different ways as turmoil erupts.
Are we now experiencing a similar “revolution?”
Federal elections in the U.S. have brought forth a candidate that has developed a whirlwind of controversy over a man-made divider. In Mexico we constantly battle the media and our government with the overlay of a drug lord Robin Hood persona. The first people to feel the brunt of change are border residents; we are part of a unique region comprised of two cities that have been part of an unintentional diaspora of their own countries.