Christmas Delivery

US Based Manufacturing Company Brings Warmth to Those in Need in Hermosillo by Donating Blankets 

On December 21, BF&S Manufacturing donated 170 blankets to the State Capital of Hermosillo, Sonora (Mexico) to aid those in need during this cold winter season. 

CEO Carlos Fernandez spent over a year developing the concept for Blankets for Borders – a fly in event that would bring together pilots from all over in order to donate blankets for those in need. The event would require participants to donate a blanket or coat and, in return, they would receive a free pancake breakfast at their destination. It was a way to marry his love of aviation with philanthropy. The pandemic had the unfortunate impact of canceling this event, but the need was still there. 

“I made a promise and didn’t want COVID to get in the way of that promise.” – Carlos Fernandez

Fernandez knows and understands how great the need is in these communities. BF&S Manufacturing has operations in Agua Prieta, and Cumpas, Mexico. His company employs over 500 high-skilled employees and he travels often between the United States and Mexico. He has witnessed, firsthand, the devastation of the pandemic. For those in need, the cold is painful; but for those living on the streets, it can be deadly. 

“It gets incredibly cold in Hermosillo and these freezing temperatures can be very dangerous for those who are homeless or living in poverty. This is a very real need during this time.” – Carlos Fernandez

Fernandez is keeping his promise during these challenging times by donating 170 blankets to those in need. BF&S Manufacturing specializes in medical and aerospace manufacturing and is committed to making the communities in which they operate a better place to work and live.  The SEDESON (Secretario de Desarrollo Social del Estado de Sonora) will be responsible for distributing the blankets to ensure they go to individuals and families who are struggling.

American-Based Near Shore Manufacturing Company Donates Life-Saving Medical Supplies to a Hospital in Moctezuma, Sonora

On October 30, 2020, American-Based Aerospace and Medical near-shore manufacturer BF&S Manufacturing (MEFASA), donated life-saving medical supplies to Hospital Comunitario Moctezuma. The Moctezuma municipality welcomed this donation by hosting an event at the University de la Sierra in order to thank CEO Carlos Fernandez for his company’s generous donation. The Mayor of Moctezuma, Adriana Sepulveda Rodriguez, was in attendance and publicly thanked Fernandez. 

“MEFASA is part of the community and we are always interested in supporting not just the people of MEFASA, but people of all of the municipalities, to make them better, and to help everyone have a better life.” – Carlos Fernandez, CEO BF&S Manufacturing.

Moctezuma is 20 miles south of BF&S’ (MEFASA) manufacturing operation in Cumpas, and it is where the COVID-response hospital for the region is located. Fernandez worked with doctors in order to understand how best to help this hospital care for those suffering from COVID-19. This donation included a blood monitor that is used with the respirator in order to monitor the patient. This expensive piece of equipment is a critical, life-saving element in the battle against COVID.

“Thank you and God bless all of you! This is a great help to our community and you are welcome any time!”  – Adriana Sepulveda Rodriguez, Mayor of Moctezuma.

In addition to providing this needed equipment, Fernandez invited Dr. Juan Manuel Romero Trejo from Hospital Comunitario Moctezuma in order to ensure proper safety protocols were being met in order to keep all of his employees safe. Dr. Trejo was incredibly grateful for this opportunity, and assured Fernandez they were indeed protecting their employees. 

“I am at peace because the company, the owners of the company are indeed worried about the safety of their employees” – Dr. Juan Manuel Romero Trejo

BF&S Manufacturing has been a part of the Cumpas and Moctezuma community for decades. They currently employ 500 skilled laborers and have corporate offices and a warehouse located in Arizona (USA); manufacturing operations are in Agua Prieta, Sonora (Mexico) and Cumpas, Sonora (Mexico). They are dedicated to the communities in which they work and make a commitment to these communities to care for their employees, and improve the lives of everyone.

American-Based Aerospace Manufacturer Adds 225 More Jobs to a Local Community

Companies Can Help Boost Local Economies as Well as Their Bottom Line by Outsourcing to Mexico

On February 18, 2020, a well-established, American-based contract aerospace manufacturing company known as BF&S Manufacturing broke ground to expand operations in the small town of Cumpas, Mexico.

Cumpas and the surrounding area is home to 20,000 people and is just south of the Arizona/Mexico border by 100 miles. BF&S Manufacturing has been a fixture in this community for over 20 years, employing over 200 employees currently in high-skilled positions. This new expansion, slated to open in early 2021, will add 225 jobs to their current operation.

For CEO Carlos Fernandez, this expansion is an exciting opportunity to fill a growing need for companies who are looking for a qualified, near-shore manufacturer with industry experience and the certifications necessary to ensure quality control for their clients. Fernandez credits their growth with their extreme level of precision and skill, as well as a mass shift as companies seek to move their operations out of China as a result of rising tariffs, duties, a concerning lack of regulations, a lack of quality control, and complications with transportation and shipping. 

Because BF&S Manufacturing works primarily in aerospace and medical device industries, they are held to the highest standard and meet all necessary certifications within their field. Their employees are highly skilled and their quality control is exceptional. BF&S adheres to the same high standards as manufacturers in the USA, Canada, Europe, and other First World countries. By contrast, products manufactured in China face minimal regulations and quality control.

“If something we manufacture fails, the ramifications of that failure are huge. We have zero tolerance for error in our industry. Not every factory or company has that same standard; companies who work with sub-par manufacturers need to understand that risk” – Carlos Fernandez, CEO BF&S Manufacturing

The town of Cumpas is overwhelmingly supportive of this expansion, excited to have such a large increase in job opportunities that will serve their community throughout this difficult crisis in which so many have lost their jobs and livelihood. BF&S is a reputable company people are proud to work for because they are treated as valued team members who do important work that benefits everyone.

“When I was young, people were proud to work for GM and Ford. It was a generational pride that was passed on. BF&S Manufacturing is about more than making money and serving companies; for over 30 years our employees have been treated with dignity, and as part of a team.” – Carlos Fernandez, CEO BF&S Manufacturing

BF&S Manufacturing was founded in 1988 by Carlos’ father, Bob, an immigrant to the United States from Monterrey, Mexico. They currently employ 500 skilled laborers; this expansion will add 225 employees to their company, and allow for continued growth. BF&S Manufacturing corporate offices and warehouse are located in Arizona (USA); manufacturing operations are in Agua Prieta, Sonora (Mexico) and Cumpas, Sonora (Mexico).

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