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EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — Prior to February, the biggest worry at U.S.-run maquiladoras in Mexico was finding enough workers.

The industry stood at a record 6,300 plants and its economic activity surpassed Mexican oil exports, tourism and remittances. It also broke the 3 million-employee mark, according to Luis Aguirre Lang, president of Index, formerly the Mexican National Maquiladora Association.

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