SHELTON — Component manufacturer EAO is heading south of the border.

 

The Shelton-based machine interface manufacturer has plans to expand with a facility in Mexico to broaden its service reach and find new customers in the transportation, machinery, lifting and medical sectors.

 

Two EAO representatives, Ohio- and California-based D-M Associates and Signal Enterprises, respectively, will sell to new clients in Mexico City, Juarez and Baja California.

 

 HARTFORD — United Technologies Corp. is taking its French connection one step further.

The company’s UTC Aerospace Systems wing opened a new production facility in Toulouse, France dedicated entirely to producing thrust reversers and integration of nacelle systems (the aerodynamic components that surround jet engines) for the Airbus A350 XWB.

The new building, adjacent to UTC’s existing manufacturing facility in Toulouse, is 50,000 square feet that houses production and assembly line capabilities, a paint shop and office space.

UTC has operated in Toulouse since 1973, delivering more than 15,000 nacelles since then, and providing more than 20 systems for the new Airbus model.