Arriving in California, the igus® car began it’s three-week-journey with a visit to one of the most iconic parks in the United States—Yosemite National Park! Located in Northern California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Yosemite is visited by 3.8 million people annually, covering 747,956 acres.
View of the valley with Half Dome in the distance Read more…
Rhode Island and Massachusetts:
After roughly 11 months of the igus cars’ departure from the U.S., it is back for an encore performance in North America. Already conquering Mexico this past July and August, our igus car is taking on Canada and the U.S. for the next 8-10 months, driving to visit customers and sites it missed last time.
The first week the car arrived in Rhode Island from Mexico, it made local visits in the Massachusetts area, visiting customers in the medical and storage industry.
One of the medical companies uses our DryLin and iglide products in their analytical instruments, genetic and diagnostic testing.
Our Chainflex cables and energy chains are used in the automated sampling storage management systems. These are ultra low temperature storage systems used for medical storage purposes.
The car received an overwhelming amount of attention at the visits. The car even met an employee who was 6’10. He squeezed himself into the igus car and we even had to open the convertible top for his head to fit in the car “comfortably”.
From Rhode Island, the car left for Quebec, Canada and is spending three weeks covering Quebec and Ontario. Stay tuned for the next post from Canada!
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The Motion plastics tour in Mexico comes to an end and the last stop is in Ciudad Juarez Chihuahua. We are in the Monument to the “Mexicanidity” that is a monumental sculpture in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. It is popularly called the X or X Sebastian, both for its unusual sculptural form and in honor to its author. The colossal monument is located in the Plaza de la Mexicanidad, which bears the same name as the sculpture, and it is located in the north of the city, right on the border with El Paso, Texas and a few meters from the Rio Bravo. The tour has left behind several dozens of people with knowledge of a wide range of products that could help them to get the cost down ..life up effect !.
The Fundidora Park is considered an industrial-archeology museum. It was created with the intention to offer families of Nuevo Leon a place of rest, where you can practice sports, a wide range of entertainment activities, training, business meetings, commercial, cultural and artistic promotion walkways. It has a living art cinema better known as Nuevo León film library, an art gallery with two exhibition rooms, media library, children’s workshops and a theater with capacity for 350 people. The fundidora Park is an interactive museum about the origin of steel which has an exhibition area and a lookout where you can see the center of Monterrey.
The Fountain of Life is a large bronze sculpture dedicated to water. It is located in the “Macroplaza” of Monterrey.
It was designed by the Spanish sculptor Luis Sanguino and was erected by the State Government in December 1984. The sculpture consists of a figure of Neptune, the Roman god of ancient seas and oceans and eight other figures, including lions , horses and women. The Fountain was made to commemorate the Hydraulic Plan that, among other developments, including the construction of the Cerro Prieto Dam; This hydraulic plan had intended to mainly solve the problem of water supply in the metropolitan area of Monterrey.
The symbolic icon of San Miguel de Allende, incorrectly known as “cathedral”, is a neo-Gothic parish located in the heart of the city, right across the main garden (the Jardín Principal). Make sure not to miss the inside of the church, where a feeling of total peace is percieved. If you are lucky, you might be able to enjoy the beautiful songs of the local choir.
Guanajuato is establishing itself as the most dynamic automotive leader in Mexico. Guanajuato currently manufactures 1 out of 10 vehicles in Mexico, and over the next five years with automotive investments of large companies, there are expectations to be 5 out of 10. In Guanajuato the manufacturing sector employs more than 155,000 people. Leather products, textile, food and beverage, petrochemical and machinery are those that occupy more manpower. This state is known as the country’s most important colonial tourist destination and has several colonial jewels, architectural beauty besides archaeological zones, centers of commerce and business. It also has 50 beautiful places also known as The 50 Wonders of Guanajuato.
We are in the city of Leon outside the Pantheon of San Nicholas which is the oldest of the city. It was opened in 1899, with over 100 years of existance, there are a lot of stories running through its veins, death in life is felt in every one of its graves; 119 years of death are alive in San Nicolas.
Leon is developing various vocations, apart from the leather industry and footwear, which produces over 65% of footwear in Mexico. The industries that reached the city have turned it in a center of attraction for national students, workers and professionals. For instance the tanning industry, automotive, metalforming, chemical, agriculture, highly specialized medicine research, tourism and research centers.
The igus® car is visiting Puebla, near the monument to Ignacio Zaragoza, he was declared Meritorious of the Mother country in heroic degree, his remains were exhumed from the Pantheon of “San Fernando” in Mexico City to be transferred to the city of Puebla. Now they are located in the area of the “Fuertes de Loreto y Guadalupe”, where a memorial was built. The remains of his wife, Rafaela Padilla, were also buried in the monument in 1979.
This is the last day in Toluca and the igus® car visited “Los portales” in downtown Toluca. These arches along the buildings are from the 19th century and have become a distinctive symbol of the city of Toluca. The portals give Toluca a very distinctive character and a particular interpretation of the idea of a mall, with facilities and stores of all kinds.