ST. LOUIS (June 28, 2:35 p.m. ET) — Thermal products maker Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co. has expanded its manufacturing capacity in Mexico by moving to a new facility near Queretaro airport and the Pan-American Highway.
Watlow makes industrial heaters, temperature sensors and controllers for plastics and other industries.
The new 37,000-square-foot building is three times larger than the former facility, also in Queretaro, a company spokesman said. It is more accessible to trucks and air freight. It has a higher roof, so Watlow can make larger products.
“Our customers can be assured that this move will help improve our processes and ultimately allow them to receive the products they need, on time,” said Roberto Rodriguez, Watlow operations manager.
Watlow started in Mexico in 1994. Today the company employs about 80 people in Queretaro.
Watlow employs 2,000 people, at nine manufacturing facilities and three technology centers in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia.