maquiladora maquiladora  /ˌmæ kwɪ ˈlæ də rə/


  • (n) an assembly plant in Mexico (near the United States border); parts are shipped into Mexico and the finished product is shipped back across the border


  1. The typical maquiladora worker earns about $1.
  2. He always wondered how the maquiladora workers managed to make ends meet on incomes that were a fraction of their American counterparts'.
  3. He recently quit his $12-an-hour job as a chemical engineer at a maquiladora, where he mapped computer formulas for face creams.


  • Toyota Installs KYOCERA-Powered Solar Carport at Tijuana Manufacturing Plant

    Kyocera Solar Inc. today announced that its solar modules have been installed on a new photovoltaic carport at Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Baja California . The system was inaugurated today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Tijuana Mayor Carlos Bustamante; Federico Serrano Bañuelos, president of the Maquiladora Industry Association of Tijuana ; Joe Da Rosa, president of TMMBC; and ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I want to send the message that New Mexico is ready to play an important role in the maquiladora industry," Richardson told attendees, referencing the plants set up by international companies in Mexico.
    on May 27, 2006 By: Bill Richardson Source:

  2. "Tourism is one thing, but unemployment is another thing because our maquiladora, our factories, they have to bring United States people to work there. If these people should become scared, it affects not only assembly factories that could run from...
    on Dec 23, 2008 By: Antonio Martínez Source: KOLD-TV

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