Maquila Portal - Three maquiladora companies with around 2,000 employees have been under technical stoppage in the last few months, while nine companies have resorted to stoppages to avoid layoffs during downturns.
Machinist - Victaulic started operations at a new ductile iron foundry and machining complex in Chihuahua, where it is producing custom castings and large-diameter pipe joining products for distribution in the U.S., Mexico, Latin America and South America.
Dow Jones - Mexico's Institute of Finance Executives, or IMEF, said Monday that its manufacturing index rose in August from the previous month, continuing to point to moderate expansion ahead.
Automotive Business Review - Johnson Controls is planning to invest more than $70 million to upgrade its automotive battery recycling center in Cienega de Flores, Nuevo Leon, as part of its effort to increase recycling capacity in North America.
Reuters - Mexican industrial conglomerate Mexichem chemical, one of the largest in the country, said Monday its shareholders agreed to the hiring of a syndicated loan of up to $1 billion to refinance debt.
Journal Sentinel - Wisconsin manufacturer Dickten Masch Plastics has acquired a 105,000-square-foot plastics plant in Monterrey, Mexico, from United Plastics Group Inc., of Oak Brook, Ill., for an undisclosed price.
Business First - Steel Technologies will establish an industrial facility in Monterrey for a flat-rolled steel processing and pickling operation. The Louisville-based company will invest $75 million to build a facility expected to open next year.
Reuters - An index of Mexican manufacturing activity fell in July, suggesting the country's factories are being dragged down by weakening growth in the United States, Mexico's top trading partner.
San Diego Union-Tribune - With high demand for airplanes worldwide, the aerospace sector has been growing rapidly across Mexico. States such as Baja California, Queretaro, Nuevo Leon and Chihuahua have led the way.
Sentido Comun - Verifications by the Federal Consumer Protection agency (Profeco) to prevent abusive trading practices among to tortilla factories cited 916 for violations, mainly for not displaying prices and scale irregularities.