It wasn't supposed to be like this, but the folks who help U.S.companies set up production in Mexico say they're having a solidyear.

Tecma Group has more business than ever in its three decadesdoing relocation. In just the last few weeks, it aided a maker ofcleaning equipment and a packaging company make the move south.Chicago-based Mexico Consulting Associates has three new prospectsinterested in Mexico. Keith Patridge, who runs McAllen EconomicDevelopment Corp., expects at least 12 companies to set up shop inReynosa alone this year. And another firm, Tacna Services Inc., hasassisted two businesses locate in the Baja California area.

President Donald Trump's vow to scrap or revamp the NorthAmerican Free Trade Agreement was expected to put a scare intocompanies considering these kinds of moves. But many are stickingto plans to set up shop in Mexico even if the pact isn't renewed,according to the experts who help firms relocate and find newplants.

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