The service and support capacity of
Nogales is quite limited. Most maquilas has retained their service channel
and suppliers from Phoenix or Tucson. The Nogales maquilas also rely upon
Sierra Vista - based distributorships of border wide companies. Two tool
and die shops are present, metal stamping can be obtained from existing machine
shops, and electrical components could be obtained through air freight of trucking
and warehousing. Lack of plastic injection and circuit board manufacturers would
inhibit electronic operations.