Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Baja California: Shut down by state government, U.S. Maquila reopens after agreeing to sell its ventilators to Mexico

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat ZetaTijuana/Valley News

After almost of week of a “battle,” the state of Baja California is allowing American company Smiths Medical Maquiladora to reopen and continue building badly-needed ventilators.

Baja California Gov. Jaime Bonilla had declared the plant as “non-essential” and ordered it closed when management said none of the ventilators would be sold to Mexico.

On Sunday, after days of negotiations, Bonilla agreed to let the plant resume operations when Smiths Medical, based in St. Paul, Minn., said it would sell ventilators to Mexico as well as other countries.

The governor did not indicate how many ventilators would be provided to Mexican interests or how much Mexico would pay for them.



Note: The U.S. Ambassador headed the negotiations to reopen the plant.  The ownership is in UK but the headquarters are in the U.S. and is who produces  the ventilators.

The company manufactures short and long term ventilators, vet ventilators and emergency medicine and first responder ventilators.


43 comments:

  1. Thats the problem with having manufacturing in other countries they can throw that reverse uno card.

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    1. When Bacardi gets nationalized and starts making hand sanitizer, that'll be ironic.

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    2. You want to pay for cheap cheap labor....

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    3. Playing uno is like going to weinersnitzel you never know if you will get a ghetto dog with free cheese or if you will get a corn dog with out a stick on the end

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    4. The real problem is EGO. 1) USA isn't the only country facing the medical crisis. 2) Everyone in the USA wants to make $20/hr. That drastically increases the cost to produce anything on USA

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    5. A lot of people here in Mexico want to go to the USA to make that $20 per hour. It is not about EGO, but survival. People here live on $60 to $80 per week. Gas is more costly than in the USA, and electronics and vehicles also. The big companies could sell things for less in the USA, and still make a good living by selling more product. the EGO is with the big corporations, and CEO's. That is why they use cheap labor in Mexico and China. $20 is not a lot of money in the USA. It is poverty, as many things are more expensive. Houses, land, insurance and more.

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    6. How can one place a real figure to ones self worth? Where companies have fled to other countries for profits? Taking advantage of cheap labor and
      weak environmental protection laws.
      Where forcibly applied laws are displacing thousands of people from communities for real estate developments for profit.
      America has always been for sale to those profiteers. Never protecting the financially impacted inequality of its citizens.
      The reshaping of American societies depends on leadership to its constituents. Not those lobbyists and companies who suite their pocketbooks.

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    7. Those companies got rich off drug trafficking, but they laundered their ill gotten gains properly, starting in Bolivia with the murder of Che Gevara, set up by Fidel Castro for the US, then fidel got financier Robert Vesco to set up the investing of The Revolución's hard earned cocaine trafficking profits and Castro also sent general Arnaldo Ochoa hero of the Cuban Revolution to the firing squad when he got caught, to save La Revolución all over again...
      --None of that crap was engineered by any Mexicans whatsoever.

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  2. Sounds like a maga-t company to me. All about them, and damn anyone else. They want the cheap labor in Mexico; they are lucky they weren't kicked out of the country and let them hire more expensive USA labor and see how long they stay in business.

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  3. Fair deal if you don’t like it get your company out of Mexico and bring it back to American soil

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  4. They should just ask Cuomo, he has way more than he needs and will be giving them away

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    1. Some of the ventilators are on loan from California, New York is the epicenter of the CV, he is doing his best to deal with the situation at hand. It is best to only see what is happening in your State, as to not get PTSD.

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  5. Let's announce to the world a new income stream for the narcos. Hopefully this company has some serious security to prevent theft, extortion etc. after this news.

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    1. Truly doubt the US government would allow narcos from Mexico to reform their economic system. These cartels have more sufficient money to acquire resources to shift the balance of the American economic wheel if desired. Can u imagine the criticism from those who will be financially impacted by those US companies?
      The latter result will definitely be retaliation and placed in categorization of terrorist state. Like many who were unjustly classified by American politics.
      These cartels can do wonders with the enormous amount of money that American people generate to their pockets. Along with other countries who contribute to this fact.
      Powers control the aspects of all living. How those powers are rendered are often at question & odds with how its implemented.

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    2. New income stream for the cartels? They have already been getting a cut a long time ago.

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    3. 10:17 no Mexican DTO has been fined billions of dollars for money laundering, Mexican capos' billions have not been found either...
      But US and british banks have paid their fines in the billions and got to keep their ill gotten gains, about 90% of the drug trafficking profit.
      --Inform yourself before spreading tripe, lies, and misinformation.

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  6. Great but unfortunately the ventilators will be stolen, once they arrive to hospitals.

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  7. Good for Mex for standing up

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  8. NO hay covertura real en SLRC hay gente armada en las calles esto es lo que esta pasando | https://www.facebook.com/ReportesMexicali/videos/1412085975642514/

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  9. I wonder if Smith Healthcare has realized they just got "Hitlered" by Mexico. Trying to save pennies just cost their ass. Time to pack up operations & head back north to the US.

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  10. Talk about fighting over who gets ventilators and who doesn't. They can get the assembly line 24hours a day going, there is an abundance of people needing jobs.

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  11. Good Morning Virus season almost Over ??

    Yea But whos gonna produce the products that cause Toxic Waste ?
    steel Leather plastics =
    Drugs. Medicines Cell phones, building cloths shoes
    perfumes milk jugs makeup pots pans
    millions of products Certain foods
    all have a waste product.
    Remember the Hudson River the dyes for shoes leather factories
    America sent many overseas because ( (We) wanted clean rivers streams underground water Air..
    People have very short memories
    So whats gonna happen is the worst/ needed companies wont come here.
    Yrs ago A TV program on Sat. mornings was about How stuff was made like eggs being handled by machine put in tbeir cartons. Life saving Drugs made in India produce vile pollution
    your Expensive herbal oils pruduce a waste product Thats why many are overseas
    Much more to this then most common person or our youth do not know or think about ..
    Crap is dumped in Streams Oceans Every day because we as humans are blind We dont see it there fore it dosent exisit ..
    I have enjoyed these last 2 weeks a Clear Blue Skys No chem/Com trails
    Yea yea No such thing as chemtrails
    I say bull The exhust from some planes are toxic period..


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    1. 6:46 You missed the real point as to why, America has everything mostly outsourced to other countries... cheaper labor.
      Wake up and smell de coffee.

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    2. More individuals like yourself are needed for change in politics. The abuses committed by our American economic system for profits unacceptable.
      A country where values, humanitarian and just are being discarded when it pertains to others. America should be ashamed of such practices.

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    3. 6:46 I think YOU missed the point... America has everything outsourced cause they don't want to deal with the pollution and want everything cheap. Yeah, cheaper labor but they also want chepq products, just look at everything sold at Walmart and the lines at Walmart

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    4. Sad part of this will be a housing crisis. Despite an overrated housing market since 2006 (a jump of 117 %). Banks and borrowing practices will face difficult challenges ahead. Even for small business owners who have exasperated all appropriated government assistance. The insufficient amount of money will not be enough to sustain one's lifestyle nor economic status.
      We are in peril times. The wall street journal reports that the next 45 days will indicate who profits and looses.

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    5. 11:40 who needs WSJ to tell who profits.
      The epidemic was allowed to spread all over the world while the rich cornered respirators, gowns, masks, and ventilators' market.
      Now with about 6 trillion dollars up in the air they are sharpening their fangs and claws to get all they can as their rightful share.

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  12. Chivis
    Today Thursday morning
    In Mexico
    5,847 are the infected
    596 are the dead
    Chuy of Tijuana

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    1. Chuy TJ : where can I get the stats to follow?

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    2. Yes Chivis
      I get the information
      From...elimparcial.com
      Our local site
      Chuy of Tijuana

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    3. Thank you! it is very difficult getting stats of cities. and Mx is not forwarding the info to trackers

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    4. Can only imagine the impact of an uncontrolled pandemic in Mexico. Many lack the medical services needed where money is an issue.
      Like the saying goes; the rich catch a cold and the poor develop pneumonia.
      My heart goes out to all those people who are at a disadvantage.

      Please keep us updated chivis. Hopefully, the kindness and generosity of America will provide the needed support required.

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    5. They are saying that with not all are reported its actually 51000 infected!

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    6. 9:06 with you, it is 51 001 infected...
      "they are saying",
      you may even get a baby out of this to make things round, like millions more because of this staying at home, I can't even go play golf because this Democrat party hoax producing hysteria in cahoots with the chinese, US fake news and Pelosi the Ukrainian's puppet.

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    7. I'm sure in the US there's millions.

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  13. Imperial Beach might be the cleanest its been in decades! Who woulda thunk?

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    1. Oh, boy, get your own, beech!

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  14. So you guys do get the virus down south? I that El president said it'll blow over? Hmmmm

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  15. Well done Governor Bonilla keep squeezing them that's what they get for moving jobs overseas and not paying Mexican workers a decent wage .

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    1. 5:24 Mexican employees get paid decent wages
      compared with other mexican jobs, but this transnational can't hire every mexican living in tijuana.
      Problem is when they bring their crap and sell it to the american people at ridiculously high prices, through contracts with governments lobbied with millions of dollars in bribes, commissions and kickbacks.

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  16. 8:23 No I did not miss the point
    I was on point as I said We cant bring back all these companys because of the pollution Cost has always been the reason Cost of clean up wages etc

    Its cheaper to pollute other countrys
    MEXICO Cartels has influened U.S. Gov.ecomonics . in so many ways.
    There is many hands in that pot
    From Drug Cartel Lawyers in Washinton
    to State Officals..
    Law Makers in US
    Calif Texas Etc has alot of Realestate owned by Drug money indirectly
    Business you shopped in many are in directy owned by drug money
    Would love to hear from the top Lawyers spill their guts on how & what
    they have put drug money into here in the States and overseas I dont mean off shore banks
    I think it would blow our minds how far that drug money really goes directy to influence our economics here in the U.S.
    we only hear about the villians fighting and the nitty gritty end
    not the top where billions are spent
    or invested in.think its bigger then we know .. maybe I am being ignorant but I dont think so





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    1. 8:31 please do not insist on making cartels the dominant center point,
      Even now they are fragmented, poorly fed, owe their weapons to someone up there, have no leadership worth naming.
      --As for political influence on the US and elections since the 70s,
      you could ask gaslitnation.com with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior about the russians, La Cosa Nostra got cleaned out to make room the the Red Mafiya of Simeon Mogilevich predecessors.
      By The way, Mister Mogilevich is not on the FBI MOST WANTED anymó, why?

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    2. 8:31 forget it you still miss the point.

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