Our long-standing operations in Mexico include support of research and development programs in many laboratories in Mexico and national universities such as CINVESTAV, the Universidad del Valle de Mexico and the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics. We provide bulk quantities of materials to the production of many important Mexican manufacturers. Our manufacturing plant in Mexico, near Monterrey, produces inorganic compounds for our customers in North America and throughout the world. Mexico is a primary source of many of our raw materials, especially the alkaline earth metals. Our Mexican customers have the option of establishing Just In Time inventory systems through our distribution network in North America.
We also annually sponsor worthy advanced technology programs in Mexico, including the International Materials Research Conference (IMRC) and the Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces (PCSI).