Bill Assenmacher has made it all — from cutout Kokopelis to crates for the world's biggest astronomical mirrors.
Alona Youmagul, a surface mount technician, prepares boards for screen printing at the Dataforth manufacturing facility, 6230 S. Country Club Road. The 49-person company makes units for acquiring and controlling data, signal conditioning and data communication.
The Industrial Age has merged with the Information Age on factory floors around the world, as industrial machines increasingly "talk" about their health and work with their human masters.
Bill Oldham, a Dataforth technician, applies polyurethane inside of component end caps to help cushion the equipment from minute vibrations produced in industrial settings.
This King Air F90 is outfitted with Universal Avionics' equipment.
Glenn Abbuehl sends a cockpit instrument through a final repair inspection.
Aircraft can fly for decades if they're properly maintained and upgraded to meet industry standards and regulations.
Universal technicians work to repair parts sent in by customers.
Cesar Castellanos, a set-up operator, works on the manufacturing end of Universal Avionics' flight-management systems.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild meets with Nogales, Sonora, Mayor Ramon Guzman Muñoz. Rothschild toured the border city on Friday, and both mayors received an update on lane expansion at the Mariposa border crossing.
Nogales, Sonora, is expected to double its population to 1 million in the next 10 years, and on Friday Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild reiterated his desire to strengthen relations in the region.