Rock West Composites Expands Into Binational Operations, Opening a Production Facility in Tijuana, Mexico

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Rock West Composites announces the opening this month of a new Tijuana production facility, expanding production capacity for its rapidly growing business. While its US-based locations are growing and adding staff, the business’s new binational operations strategy is targeting different types of contracts and creating opportunities to provide alternate pricing strategies for production work.

We see this as an opportunity to grow the entire business by maximizing the economic opportunities of this region.

This month Rock West Composites announces the official opening of a new composites production facility in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Due to rapid business growth, the company is simultaneously expanding its production capability at its US locations and across the border. While strategically moving into binational operations, the business is enabling globally competitive pricing for specific customer projects. The company expects to boost its significant year-over-year growth by winning new types of contracts that would have been out of reach previously.

The new Tijuana location will be doing production work using manufacturing processes including resin infusion, bladder molding, roll wrapping, wet layup, and precision composite assembly. The building also has an area for clean manufacturing requirements. Since the plant is only a short 30-minute drive from the San Diego headquarters, US-based customers will have a much easier time visiting this production facility, where their jobs are in process, rather than managing a product that is manufactured overseas.

US-based production projects and employment are also growing, as are the engineering, product development, and prototyping services that are performed at the San Diego and Salt Lake City locations. “This new operation will enable us to better service our customers by enabling more focused production in our US locations,” James Gormican, CEO of Rock West Composites, said. “And the competitiveness of a binational operation will give us the ability to fulfill more diverse customer requirements, attracting programs that would have otherwise gone overseas.”

Heading up the new location is Mr. Carlos Arganda. With twenty years of experience managing manufacturing facilities for binational operations, Mr. Arganda also has over a decade of experience in composites manufacturing. “We see this as an opportunity to grow the entire business by maximizing the economic opportunities of this region. San Diego and Tijuana have a history of supporting cross border business growth, recognizing that when our neighbors succeed, so do we.”

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About Rock West Composites
Rock West Composites provides composite products for variety of markets and customers. Specializing in carbon fiber composites, the business offers in-stock products, including tubes, plates and complementary materials, as well as custom products and services, such as product development, engineering services, prototyping, and manufacturing. Manufacturing methods include filament winding, roll wrap, resin infusion, bladder molding, and modified closed mold processes. Rock West Composites has facilities in San Diego, California, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Tijuana, Mexico.

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