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Rohr Mexico
 
In December of 1970, "Rohr opened the Transyco plant in Mexicali, Mexico, for aircraft sheet metal fabrication and subassembly" (Rohr News, December 1990).

In 1971 Rohr leased "a small plant still in its in infancy" in Mexicali. The Machinists Union referred to it as "another runaway plant." Twelve employees there worked on electrical components (BART car harness lines, etc.) and welding (Navy contracted landing craft). Rohr felt that this small facility would help them remain competitive when bidding on contracts. This prompted protests in San Francisco and telegrams to California senators and representatives (Morris, 1971).
 

Rohr also "opened a second facility in Mexico-- the Parfabco plant in Tijuana -- for aircraft fabrication activities" (Rohr News, December 1990).
 
 
 
Further Reading:
The 1970s: Rohr Corporation Brings Its Aerospace Expertise Down to Earth By Entering The Mass Transit Vehicle Manufaturing Market. Rohr News, December 1990.

Rohr's Mexicali plant irks union leaders here by Ron Morris, Press Enterprise, Saturday, January 23, 1971.

 

 

 

 

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