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Powder Grinding

After last week’s blog (scroll down below) about prostitution, drug trafficking, and tacos in Tijuana, this week it is back to business with a discussion about how Seagate pulverizes freeze-dried raw materials into powder.  First, some local news- April 27th marked the date of the annual Newport (CA) to Ensenada yacht race. The two sailboats […]

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Tijuana

This blog is about Seagate’s World, the people and scenery in this very picturesque region where Seagate’s factory is based, which is actually in Ensenada, Baja California … not Tijuana. In order to reach Ensenada by road, a beautiful seaside community along the Pacific coast 100 miles south of San Diego, you must first pass […]

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The Freeze-Drying Process

    The concept of freeze-drying is simple —  the evaporation of water directly from ice.     However, the machinery and controls to accomplish freeze-drying are very expensive and challenging. Most of the 20 raw materials that Seagate processes are freeze-dried in the Ensenada factory. This method very gently removes the water, leaving the […]

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Seagate Olive Trees and Olive Leaves

If you look carefully at the photo above, you will see one of the Seagate farm employees on a ladder pruning one of the olive trees located along the side of one of Seagate’s farms. This photo was taken during a dry summer month, when the interior of Baja California has daytime temperatures averaging over […]

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Nopal Cactus farming and processing

Nopal Cactus is one of 20 raw materials that Seagate produces on their farms and from their fishing operations. The cactus farm is located inland from their factory in Ensenada, Baja California in one of the most arid regions of the world.  Typical annual rainfalls average less than 6 inches per year in these inland […]

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The Mexican Border

  (Tijuana side of the border fence)   This photo of the very shaky border fence separating the U.S. and Mexico is located 3 miles from the southwestern edge of the continental U.S., where the fence begins in the Pacific Ocean.  Up until 1993, this fence was entirely constructed of surplus military airplane landing mats […]

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Welcome to Seagate World

Underwater Sound button [audio:http://www.seagateworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/underwater.mp3|titles=underwater|loop=yes]Welcome to Seagate’s World.  This is a blog of human interest, taking you behind the scenes of Seagate and the region of Baja California, Mexico, the area where Seagate has its factory and the local people.  This will also take you to areas touched by our people, from photography of the ocean depths […]

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