On March 26, 2015, one of the Tecma Group of Companies newest clients, Civco Medical Solutions held its Grand Opening.

Kalona, Iowa-based Civco Medical Solutions recently held a Grand Opening ceremony for its most recently established manufacturing facility. Its new Mexican location is situated in the southern portion of the city of Ciudad Juarez on Boulevard Manuel Talamas Camandari, which is the main thoroughfare that leads to the highly industrialized border community’s international airport. As a producer of medical devices, Civco now occupies a Juarez manufacturing plant that is 43,000 square feet+ in size, and in which more than one hundred and fifty individuals are currently employed. Work done at the Mexico facility will include that related to infection control and sterile packaging operations.

Since its founding, Civco Medical Solutions has experienced both a domestic and international diversification of its business base. Although the company now has a US-Mexico border production capability, company officials have communicated that Iowa-based business will remain at the core of its operations and global delivery strategy.

According to company president, Charles Klasson, “It was a pleasure to have been in Ciudad Juarez recently to formally bring our Ciudad Juarez facility on-line. The new facility has met all expectations in regards to quality, efficiency and delivery to date.”

“We at Civco couldn’t be happier with the accomplishments of the Iowa City and Juarez employees involved in making this happen on a daily basis.”

Also present for the ribbon cutting was Alan Russell, Chairman and CEO of the El Paso and Ciudad Juarez-based Tecma Group of Companies. As the newest client manufacturing in Mexico under the Tecma Group’s Mexico Manufacturing Shelter Model (MMSM), Tecma’s chief executive expressed his hope that both parties “share a long and mutually beneficial partnership.”


Civco Medical Solutions was founded in 1981 by Victor J. Wedel, an ultrasound sonographer from the University of Iowa Hospital and moved to its current Kalona, Iowa headquarters in 1992. The company has a strong focus on ultrasound needle guidance and infection control, as well as designs and manufactures accessories for use in diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and interventional procedures. The company employs over 400 people combined in its US domestic and international locations.


The Tecma Group of Companies, Inc., headquartered in El Paso, Texas provides services that have enabled firms from a wide range of industries to establish and maintain manufacturing in Mexico operations for almost three decades. Under its Mexico Shelter Manufacturing Partnership (MSMP) companies control and focus on their core, value-added functions, while Tecma tends to their human resource, payroll, accounting, logistics, and other needs that, although important, are not part of the manufacturing process.