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Video Describes What Chihuahua has to Offer Manufacturers

Thursday, September 25, 2008
The state of Chihuahua has produced a video titled, “Chihuahua—the Logical Choice Leader of Industrial Mexico.” The video describes Chihuahua’s abundant supply of skilled workers, its near-shore location, modern infrastructure and developments in education and technology. Chihuahua is home to more than 400 manufacturing companies, 30 state-of-the-art industrial parks and nine international-border crossing points with Texas and New Mexico. It’s also home to 65 vocational-technical institutions and 59 universities, as well as several research-and-development centers, including the Research Center of Advanced Materials and the High Technology Training Center. Along with manufacturers serving the automotive, electronics, telecommunications, agricultural and furniture industries, the state is rapidly emerging into aerospace, household appliances, biotechnology and IT industries. View the video at

Milwaukee Wire Products
Gets New Name, New China Plant

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Charter Automotive is the new name taken by Milwaukee Wire Products, Milwaukee, WI, to reflect its commitment to global automotive customers. The firm, a division of Charter Manufacturing Co., Mequon, WI, manufactures engine dipsticks, transaxle retaining rings, valve keys and valve-spring retainers. To further its global reach, in February 2007 Charter Manufacturing acquired Valve Train Components Limited, Lichfield, England; and recently opened a manufacturing, warehouse and distribution facility in Wuhu, China. Learn more at

Minster Acquires Feed-Line Manufacturer

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The Minster Machine Co., Minster, OH, has acquired the assets of Dynamics Feeds, Inc., High Point, NC. Dynamic Feeds’ founder Robert Allred joins Minster as general manager of marketing and sales for the Minster Automation Division, headquartered in Beaufort, SC. Learn more at


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