More jobs with the opening of a Woodgenix plant in Merida


The new factory contributes to the generation of 400 new jobs

MÉRIDA, Yucatan.- This Tuesday, the manufacturer of large-scale kitchens, Woodgenix, opened its second plant in the municipality of Kanasín and announced that they will open one more in Seyé.

The international company reaffirms its confidence in Yucatán with the opening of its second plant, in Kanasín, in which 15 million dollars (300 million pesos) were invested and which will allow the generation of 400 sources of employment.

In the Sky Park industrial park of this municipality, Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal inaugurated the new plant of this company with Chinese capital, whose production is exported in its entirety to the United States, and in this context, it was announced that, soon, it will open its third factory, in Seyé, which will continue to bring job opportunities to the inhabitants of the interior of the State.

Recognizing the support and facilities granted by the State Government for the establishment of this project, the president of the Board of Directors of Woodgenix, Yinan Li, assured that, starting today, the challenge is to develop a production chain related to the Sustainable wood supply, which will provide more jobs and economic development, to continue improving the living conditions of Yucatecan families.

“This plant is capable of processing 6,400 sheets of plywood daily, so collaboration is necessary, not only from our workers, but from the entire State of Yucatán; We are committed to developing a new industrial cluster, related to the wood industry, which could increase the economic spillover in the state by 58 million dollars a year ”, he stated, in the presence of the Director of Operations of Woodgenix, Guillermo Mena Rodríguez.

Employment options for the interior of the State

In his message, the Governor stressed that one of the priorities of his administration has always been to decentralize employment options, so that people from the interior of the territory do not have to move to Mérida in search of a job option, so, with The establishment of firms like these can be found in their municipalities, near their homes and their families.

“That Woodgenix is ​​choosing to be here, in Kanasín, and that it is choosing to be in Seyé, where it will open its third plant, allows us that and here we see that a large part of its collaborators are people from the interior of the state, the vast majority , that today, they are finding a job with social benefits, which allows them to have social security, medical services, that allows them to retire when they finish working when they are older, that is what we are looking for in Yucatan ”, he asserted.

Likewise, Vila Dosal recalled that the generation of first-rate industrial parks, like this one, makes world-class companies see Yucatán as a good option to invest, in addition to the fact that, here, we have legal certainty, respect for the initiative private, joint work and we are the safest state in the entire country.

“We do not say it, it says the American Chamber of Commerce and the security rankings that exist in the country, and we have achieved that together, hand in hand, working together, united as one, which is how we do it here. , in Yucatán; This has allowed us to generate more than 100,000 million pesos in new investments and the creation of thousands of jobs, such as those from Woodgenix and others, which will come later, ”he added.

The Governor highlighted that work continues on the issue of regulatory improvement, through the Single Investment Window, with the support of the Organization for Economic Development Cooperation (OECD), in order to continue having competitive advantages and adding the hand of Qualified work that exists in the entity, the technological and technical universities and the great disposition of the Yucatecans to promote local economic development.

In this framework, Vila Dosal called on all those people who, for some reason, have not been able to get vaccinated, to do so through the modules that the State Government has arranged throughout the territory; In addition, he asked citizens to join the Covid Yucatán Notifications system, to prevent the spread of infections.

Covid detection

“We need everyone to help us by opening a configuration on their cell phone, in an application that we work with Google and Apple, where, if you were more than 10 minutes at a short distance from someone who is positive, you will get a alert your cell phone; this is more important than ever, because we all know that this new strain of Ómicron could be, in some, a flu, and in others, it could cause death ”, stressed the Governor, before the president of the Business Coordinating Council (CCE), Eduardo Alvarado Mujica.

Similarly, Vila Dosal recalled that the aforementioned variant of the Coronavirus is more contagious and normal cloth masks do not serve to stop it, so he urged the population to use masks that are approved by the health authority .

“Lastly, we ask all Yucatecans, voluntarily, so that there is no need later to impose measures that, at best, are not very popular, we lower our rhythm of activities, starting mainly with social ones; so that we can continue working, so that there are no limitations or restrictions on hours and capacities, we need to do so ”, he requested.

Previously, the Governor toured the new plant, accompanied by company executives, where he verified some of the materials and tools used for the production of furniture. On August 26, 2020, Woodgenix opened its first factory in Yucatán, generating at that time a total of 490 jobs, especially for people from the interior of the State.


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