Al Fletcher, human resources director for the manufacturer’s Las Vegas-based parent company, told the newspaper that the company decided to relocate the operations to Mexico after Trump announced tariffs on steel and aluminum, as well as other products, from China.
“The operation is really not profitable,” Fletcher said. “Mr. Trump is part of this.”
I spent 4 years stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso and owned rental property there until recently. A lot of Mexicans travel daily into El Paso from Juarez to work but I don’t remember the opposite being common, especially considering the violence in Juarez.
I’m genuinely curious how this is practical to do (traveling from El Paso to Juarez each day)? Don’t people get stuck at border crossings as they get backed up? I had to do this for US/Canada for a while and pretty much lost 2 hours each day just getting through border control.
I don’t think a lot of people realize, and I’m sure it’s because many don’t run their own companies, how thin most of our margins are and how things like losing one client or an increase in wholesale prices can devastate profit-and-loss. I think a lot of people want to pretend it’s not that way or that every company is like Amazon but that’s not reality. Tons of companies are one bad decision or one wholesale price increase or one lost huge client away from having major money problems. Hell, Trump even tried to cheat painters out of a few grand. That’s the way business really works.