The Maestranza: Yesterday and Today

At the time of its founding in 1900, the Compañía Fundidora de Fierro y Acero de Monterrey, S. A.—today known as Fundidora Park—heralded the industrialized production of steel in Latin America. Locally, many referred to the steel foundry as “La Maestranza,” as it was the training site for many of the first generations of ironworkers and technicians in Monterrey. Today, the foundry’s legacy of the maestranza, or specialized training, continues at the Museo del Acero Horno3, located in a historic blast furnace that was adapted into a science and technology education center.

Credits: Fora TV