Yucatan dresses NASA scientists

From Yucatan, in the Alsuco Mexico plant, coveralls, shirts, coveralls, jackets are made; they use special fabrics; free of static with quality standards for the Space Agency (NASA).

Quality at work is paramount, in sewing, there can be no margin for error, which is why staff is trained. Photo: Courtesy of La Verdad
Quality at work is paramount, in sewing, there can be no margin for error, which is why staff is trained. Photo: Courtesy of La Verdad

The plant in Valladolid has investment from Belgium, with representation in 20 countries and unique in Mexico. Every week, uniforms are sent to NASA.

The president of Alsico Mexico, Adrián Carabias, commented that quality at work is paramount, "in sewing there can be no margin for error, which is why staff is trained. Currently, the plant has been in the region for a year. "

The place works mainly two materials for the uniforms of the NASA they use the fabric "Cleaning room", of polyester and polycarbonate, and with special suits for firefighters use the fabric "Five retardant" which turns to ash in contact with the fire and it does not stick to the skin. In addition, a prototype of uniforms for the Army of the United States is created.

The investment of this place was 52 million pesos and there is a capacity to generate 500 new jobs; The company has a short-term project to open a nursery and lactation for working mothers and also create a new factory near the capital.

The workers of the sewing area earn up to 1,700 a week, work from Monday to Friday and have transportation support to return them to their community.

Carabinas said that "fortunately they decided on Yucatan, for its people, who work very well, as well as its geographical location, because you are near Puerto Progreso, Cancun, where people come to visit us from other parts of the world," he said.

Recommended stories