Dec. 2, 2020



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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


Douglas, AZ, November 13, 2020 – 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. Learn more about Mexico manufacturing contractors here.

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. Check out their Mexico nearshoring at this website.

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. See what they’re doing for Mexico shelter services here.

“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).

Media Contact

Carlos Fernandez
BF&S, Inc.
801 N Douglas Ave, Douglas, AZ 85607
(520) 364-8500

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