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Mayor announces arrival of Aerospace company Aeromk II

 

Through the investment of 100 million dollars and the creation of at least 400 jobs, over the next three years, the Aeromk II company – which builds jet planes for aerial combat training – is setting up shop in Puerto Peñasco, announced Mayor Alejandro Zepeda Munro. The Mayor mentioned there would be 67 million dollars within the first phase, and the hiring of 150 people to begin operations within the facilities of the “Sea of Cortez” International Airport.

“We see how in Sonora there is a push for the aerospace industry and in Peñasco we have been able to ensure the installation of this plant in our city, which as the City Government we, along with the Mayan Group, have provided all pathways to bring about the project,” explained Zepeda.

He highlighted this will be the only plant in Mexico since 1968 to build a plane as well as be the only Aerial Training Center in our country, which will be reflected in the level of skilled labor required. He mentioned that hiring has already begun, with a highschool degree as the minimum requirement, along with professional technical or engineering degrees related with metal-mechanics; in addition, a basic level of English is also needed. The lowest salaries will begin at 4 times the minimum wage.

It is believed the plant will take up 60,000 square meters and will be located at the airport, where applications and interviews are already being accepted and held. The Mayor expressed the Plant project is also being considered for a reality show with the History Channel, with respect to activities done as part of the Training Center. He also stated the coming arrival of other companies to serve as suppliers for Aeromk II, including Garmin and General Electric.