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  • Did you know that goods exported to the US from Mexico contain a much higher percentage of American value-added content (or engineering or know-how) than do Canadian or Chinese goods?


  • Commentary by John Paul McDaris As recently reported in Steel Orbis, a market intelligence and news portal for the steel industry, Germany’s ThyssenKrupp announced a $20 million expansion of its blanking operations in Silao, Guanajuato in Mexico. The move grows their footprint by 55,000 sq ft, adding a new state-of-the-art aluminum and carbon steel blanking […]


  • Commentary by Doug Donahue DHL has over 10,000 employees in Mexico, over 800,000 square meters of warehousing space, and the ability to handle more than 100,00 domestic and international shipments daily. A big reason the global logistics giant set up shop in the country is in order to support the growing number of companies, manufacturers […]


  • Commentary by JP McDaris A recent article in Plastics Today highlights the level of investment that OEMs have been making in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato of late, and why the area is ideal for Tier-1 and Tier-2 suppliers. Honda, to cite just one example, continued the expansion of its North American production, with […]


  • Commentary by JP McDaris A recent article in 20/20, the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ (CME) magazine, led with some eye-opening statistics about Canada and Mexico: With an increase of 740% in bilateral trade since 1993, Mexico is today Canada’s third largest bilateral trading partner, accounting for more than US$32 billion in 2013. Between 1999 and […]


  • Commentary by Doug Donahue Of course the very question the popular podcast Freakonomics recently posed is, on its face, absurd. The United States and Mexico will not merge into one country. And no one interviewed for the 55-minute podcast is really advocating for such a merger or actually thinks it has a chance of happening. But […]


  • Interview with John Paul McDaris The latest episode in our Soundbytes series – Mexico Manufacturing in Practice. Entrada’s John Paul McDaris, (Project Director for the Bajio Region) recently led a tour of Central Mexico for a German auto supplier. In their time together in four Central Mexico states, he discovered just how important it is […]


  • Note: This page details our 3-day, 3-state tour of strategic manufacturing locations in central Mexico in late 2013. Our next trip is planned for summer 2015. Contact Entrada’s John Paul McDaris if you are interested in more details. By Doug Donahue Entrada Group recently hosted C-level executives from five companies on a tour of strategic […]


  • By John Paul McDaris Much has been written about Mexico as a manufacturing hub for the entire Western hemisphere. With Mexico’s liberal free trading philosophy and integration into global transport networks, that status is not only well explained and understood, it’s also getting even stronger. But to what extent do the actual numbers back up […]