Daw Establishes Mexico Unit

-January 03, 2002

Daw Technologies Inc. today said it has established a subsidiary, Daw Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. in Guadalajara. The Salt Lake City company also announced that is has appointed Jose de Jesus Cazares, to manage the unit.

Daw specializes in the design, engineering and installation of clean manufacturing environments. The company said it chose to form a business in Guadalajara because it is considered to be the Silicon Valley of Mexico. Several other companies have also located manufacturing operations there, including Flextronics, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Jabil and Siemens.

By establishing a presence in Mexico, Daw said it will now have a direct link to Central and South America.

"Our expansion into Mexico presents a unique opportunity to offer our products and services to a large base of microelectronics and pharmaceutical companies that make their home in Guadalajara," said Brent Lundevall, president of Daw Technologies, North America Construction Group, in a statement. "The decision to enter Mexico has been met with positive support from many of these companies in Guadalajara. We are committed to establishing a solid foundation of business in Mexico that can also serve as a springboard for additional opportunities into Central and South America."

Daw Mexico will focus on the design, engineering and installation of cleanroom facilities, but will also offer customers a range of sustaining facilities services, facilities management and assessment, as well as maintenance support for companies in different manufacturing industries.

Daw Mexico’s regional manager, Cazares, has 25 years of experience in Mexico’s semiconductor manufacturing industry, Daw said. He was most recently responsible for all of ON Semiconductor’s Guadalajara facilities, which included a 6-inch wafer fabrication facility originally owned by Motorola.

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