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Volkswagen, Audi ordered to keep Mexican factories shut

An employee leaves the Volkswagen

PortandTerminal.com, June 13, 2020 MEXICO CITY – Coronavirus concerns have prompted the state of Puebla to tell Volkswagen to keep its plants closed for the time being. The pandemic has created huge problems for carmakers, hurting demand and supply chains. German carmaker Volkswagen and its subsidiary Audi won’t be able to restart production at their plants in the Mexican state …

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Future of Factories Is More Robots and More Mexico – Bloomberg

Automotive factory robots building car. Sparks.

BLOOMBERG, MAY 16, 2020 Whatever supply-chain upheaval comes from the coronavirus pandemic, it’s unlikely to lead to more U.S. manufacturing jobs.  By Brooke Sutherland for Bloomberg – The coronavirus pandemic is likely to spur a bigger revival of manufacturing in North America than the multiyear U.S.-China trade war ever would have on its own. Unfortunately, that’s unlikely to translate into much in the …

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Mexico Plant Falsely Claiming to Help GM Build Respirators Ordered Shut

engineer in hazmat suit and mask

BLOOMBERG, MAY 9, 2020 No proof Industrial Automation made respirator parts: ministry | Michigan-based manufacturer didn’t return requests for comment By Nacha Cattan and Justin Villamil for Bloomberg – A U.S. manufacturer with a plant in Mexico that claimed the coveted “essential” status to keep operating was shut in a government sweep aimed at stopping factories from abusing the privilege, according to the …

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SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS! Mexico’s Convenience Stores Are Almost Out of Beer

Bottles of Corona Beer

BLOOMBERG, APRIL 30, 2020 Executives say unclear when Mexico will let breweries open | CEO says government may fear beer’s role as ‘social lubricant’ By Michael O’Boyle for Bloomberg – Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB, which operates Latin America’s largest chain of convenience stores, said its Oxxo stores in Mexico are quickly running out of beer after the government shuttered breweries as …

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Dept of Defense needs Mexico to reopen its factories. What if they say “no”?

Black Hawk helicopter

PortandTerminal.com, April 21, 2020 The American Government hasn’t been making many friends in Mexico during the coronavirus pandemic. Now it appears as if the Department of Defense needs a favor from Mexico. WASHINGTON – Many U.S. defense firms, particularly aircraft manufacturers, rely on Mexican suppliers, many of whom have closed or slowed operations during the pandemic. That’s according to an article published …

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SUPPLY LINES: Trump’s America Inc. Reboot Needs to Sync With Canada, Mexico

President Trump speaking at a podium with presidentail seal, surrounded by others

BLOOMBERG, APRIL 17, 2020 By Jenny Leonard for Bloomberg – President Donald Trump made it official on Thursday: He’s determined to reopen the U.S. economy — at least in part — next month. “A national shutdown is not a sustainable long-term solution,” he said in a press conference announcing his administration’s three-phase plan to restart economic activity in America. “To keep …

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