Tucson, Arizona 2021-06-16 22:35:42 –
Nogales, Arizona (KGUN) — The pandemic did not stop or slow down the large companies in Nogales’ agricultural industry. Governor Doug Ducey went to Nogales on Wednesday to celebrate a new milestone in the growth of the industry.
Nogales’ North Frank Reed Road has a new symbol of cross-border commerce. A warehouse that can process large quantities of fresh fruit and produce intersections from Mexico. To recognize its importance, Governor Ducey came to Nogales to formally open the place.
The 60,000-square-foot new St. James Schooler is larger than a soccer field and is ready to be celebrated by Governor Nogares and Ducey. It aims to expand Nogales’ capacity to bring in fresh produce and send it throughout North America.
The owner, Jaime Chamberlain, was able to build it despite all the challenges of the pandemic.
He says the need for a building has increased, even with a pandemic.
“As we all know, Nogales is a small town with 22,000 people, but more than $ 30 billion is done here each year for cross-border business. And one of the really important things is last year. Year-to-date growth from to the end of May is up 18.6% at truck intersections. “
COVID has disrupted supply chains around the world, causing the shortages still seen today. Governor Ducey says cross-border commerce in Arizona is a lesson in the value of keeping suppliers close to home.
“What we’ve been doing over the last 15 months is returning manufacturing and supply chains from China and Asia to one of the 49, if not Arizona, to everyone in the business. I think it’s a call to do. Otherwise, from North America to our Mexican partners. It’s safer, more prosperous, and more predictable. “
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