December 3, 2013
Expanding Atronix Inc., a Massachusetts-based company, to the border state of Sonora, Mexico, two decades ago proved to be a wise business decision for the manufacturer of electrical wiring systems.
The company has grown significantly since it took over an existing assembly plant here in 1994, says Jeffrey Lang, president of Atronix de México. “We went from 30 employees and less than 6,000 square feet to more than 230 employees and 45,000 square feet.”
With the Nogales maquiladora, or factory, accounting for up to 70 percent of the company’s annual production, Atronix wants to stay put in Mexico. But President Enrique Peña Nieto’s proposed fiscal reforms, which Congress just passed in a modified package that raises taxes on US-owned companies and other businesses, has prompted Mr. Lang’s company to consider relocation.