October 26, 2012

The company of a prominent Obama administration adviser is encouraging its employees and business partners to explore outsourcing to Mexico.

Boeing is urging its employees and suppliers to participate in a Nov. 15 event in Chicago, where Obama cast his vote for president Thursday, which will focus “on how to do business in Mexico,” according to a letter sent to the company’s suppliers by Patrick McKenna, Boeing’s director of Supply Chain Strategy and Supplier Management.

“Several of our suppliers have successfully set up factories in Mexico because of the numerous advantages that Mexico offers to aerospace suppliers,” McKenna wrote, according to the letter sent Oct. 17 and first reported on by the Seattle Times. “Boeing will be sending several people to this event, and we wanted to inform our supply base of this opportunity.”

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