The service and support capacity of
Agua Prieta is quite limited. Most maquilas have retained their service channel
and suppliers from Phoenix or Tucson. The Agua Prieta maquilas also rely upon
Sierra Vista based distributorships of border wide companies. Metal stamping
can be obtained from existing machine shops in Phoenix or Tucson, and electrical
components could be obtained through air freight of trucking and warehousing.
Lack of plastic injection and circuit board manufacturers would inhibits electronic