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Event Will Put N.M. Suppliers in Contact With Maquiladoras

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — State agency says trade mission and matchmaking sessions will be held next month in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez

New Mexico companies interested in exploring supply opportunities with Mexico’s maquiladora, or twin plant, industry will have the opportunity next month to be put in direct contact with the purchasing managers of maquiladoras, the New Mexico Economic Department said Wednesday.

The department said in a news release that a trade mission and matchmaking sessions will be held Nov. 11 in El Paso and Nov. 12-13 in Ciudad Juarez.

The department’s Office of Mexican Affairs and Trade, the International Business Accelerator and the Juarez Economic Development Department are working together to organize the event, according to the news release.

Up to 30 purchasing managers will be providing lists of the production inputs and industrial processes that they are currently in search of, including plastic injection, packaging, metals, and resins. Based on these needs, companies will then be recruited to participate in the trade mission, which will include one-on-one meetings with the purchasing managers in both El Paso and Juarez, the news release said.

For more information or to secure your company’s participation, contact Randy Trask of the department’s Office of Mexican Affairs and Trade by phone at (505) 231-0677 or by e-mail at, or contact Jerry Pacheco of the International Business Accelerator by phone at (575) 589-2200 or by e-mail at