Japan-based Nucor Corporation and JFE Steel Corporation started the construction of a new steel plant in the city of Silao, in the Mexican State of Guanajuato, in which they will invest approximately U.S.$270 million by the second half of 2019. The plant will have the capacity to produce 400 thousand tons of steel sheets per year.
Industrias Bachoco, S.A. de C.V., a Mexico-based poultry producer, announced the acquisition of two companies for approximately U.S.$163 million. The target companies are U.S.-based Albertville Quality Foods, and La Perla, a Mexican pet food company.
Mexico-based & global baking giant Grupo Bimbo announced the purchase of the multinational U.S.-based East Balt Bakeries for approximately U.S.$650 million by the end of 2017. The acquisition represents an expansion in eight new markets in Europe, Asia and Africa for the global baking company.