MIAMI The American Welding Society will once again bring focus to the growing manufacturing economy of Mexico and Central America with its sponsorship of WELDMEX, May 5-7 in Monterrey, Mexico.

Under the leadership of AWS, WELDMEX has become an important venue for businesses tied to the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries to connect and grow. Some 450 exhibiting companies are expected to meet with the 10,000 attendees from Mexico and Central America markets making it one of the largest events of its kind in the region.

"WELDMEX is an example of the truly global focus of AWS and of our special emphasis on growing markets like Mexico and Central America," according to AWS, director of marketing, Lorena Cora. "Mexico's low overhead costs and high quality labor, ranks it as one of the fastest growing manufacturing markets in the world and is expected to represent the world's eighth largest G.D.P within the next 30 years."

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