Tecma Baja California operations take root
It has been one year since Tecma Baja California operations began in the city of Rosarito. The community is located on the Mexico’s westernmost state’s Pacific coast and is situated approximately fifteen miles to the south of Tijuana, which is one of the largest and most diverse international manufacturing centers on the US-Mexico border.
The first company to begin operations under the auspices of the services delivered by the Tecma Group of Companies in Baja in July of 2014 was the Vernon, California-based Coastal Closeouts, Inc. The company arrived at its decision to operate in Mexico via a shelter program after a careful evaluation of all available business model options. Company leadership chose Tecma after having examined the El Paso-based group’s almost three-decade track record of providing quality, integrity infused service to manufacturing firms doing business in Mexico’s maquiladora industry. Coastal Closeouts competes in the used apparel industry, and successfully made its first customer shipment from its Rosarito facility on July 31, 2014. The firm, that also has a dba of West Coast Rags was founded in June of 2009 by three seasoned used clothing veterans, and is in the business of recycling textiles. CCO and its subsidiary West Coast Rags, separates used clothing into several different categories and, subsequently, exports it to Central & South America, Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Homero Martinez, who holds a position of leadership within the Tecma Baja California operations, recently stated that although Tecma Baja California operations consist of the organization that has been put into place in Rosarito over the last twelve months, companies that are seeking to invest in other areas of the state can expect Tecma’s presence in Baja California to grow significantly over the coming months and years in Rosarito, as well as in other cities in the state such as Tijuana.”
The main commemoration of Tecma Baja California operations, and its first year in business in the region, was the celebration of Coastal Closeouts’ first twelve months of operation in Mexico. In addition to Chuck Bates and Mike Younis of the Vernon-based firm, in attendance was Rosarito mayor, Silvano Abarca Macklis.