American aerospace companies seek new markets in Mexico


LANSING, Mich. USA (AP) — Leaders of seven Michigan companies with ties to the aerospace industry are joining state officials on a trip to Mexico in search of new export opportunities.

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They’ll take part in a three-day program beginning Tuesday that’s designed to match potential buyers, partners and distributors.

“This trade mission will open doors for Michigan companies with a key trade partner by connecting them with aerospace commodity buyers from Mexico,” said Jeff Mason, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

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The Mexican aerospace market has provided customers for Michigan companies, particularly small and medium-sized manufacturers of products not available in Mexico.

The Pure Michigan Business Connect program has helped dozens of equipment makers and suppliers line up deals in Mexico, generating more than $25 million since 2013.

Source: The Associated Press