Nogales

Last week, I had a chance to hook up with the team at Horst Engineering de Mexico in Nogales, Sonora. It was great to see the progress we have made at the plant and it was good to check into the Nogales scene again. The city continues to grow and attract industry from all over the world. There seems to be an Asian sourcing backlash and the Mexican (as well as US) manufacturing economy is a big beneficiary of this. July, August and part of September is “monsoon” season in Southern Arizona/Northern Sonora. Moisture is blown from the Sea of Cortez over the mountains, resulting in lots of wet stuff, despite the 100F degree days. Some of the thunderstorms are spectacular light shows. This brings out all the green stuff as the Sonoran Desert soaks up its much needed moisture. The other thing that is notable is the complete lack of drainage. Aside from the occasional wash, there is pretty much no drainage, especially on the Mexican side of the border.

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