The Mexican aerospace industry was the topic of a recent conversation that aired on Manufacturing Talk Radio.
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On Tuesday March 19, 2015, Steve Colantuoni of the Tecma Group of Companies, Aldo Rodriguez of Noranco and retired maquiladora professional, and Mexico aerospace expert, Gale Thompson sat down to discuss developments that have occurred in Mexico’s aerospace industry over the course of the last decade and a half. Colantuoni addressed the topic from the perspective of a supplier of manufacturing support, or “shelter,” services to companies in the Mexican aerospace and other industries, while Aldo Rodriguez answered questions from the perspective of a professional that has overseeing aerospace manufacturing operations from the shop floor for a period of nearly twenty years. While working for the Offshore Group of Companies as its vice president of business development, Gale Thompson, was ahead of the curve and at the forefront of bringing executives from US and other nations’ aerospace manufacturing companies to Mexico in order to influence their decision to locate facilities in that country.