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IPC Secures Governors’ Proclamations for Manufacturing Day 2017

By Julie Desisto, IPC Government Relations Coordinator Friday, October 6th marks the annual celebration of Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) across the United States. Manufacturers are joining in a collaborative effort to highlight current innovations and inspire the next generation of manufacturing professionals. IPC, an official endorser of MFG Day, took the initiative of reaching out […]

IPC Discusses Workforce Development Issues with U.S. Policymakers

By Julie Desisto, coordinator, government relations During IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2017, IPC member attendees sat down for a meeting with Kim R. Ford, acting assistant secretary and deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the Department of Education. The goal of the meeting was to discuss the chronic shortage […]

IPC President’s Message: How President Trump Could Advance U.S Manufacturing

In part one of IPC’s four-part video series, IPC President and CEO John Mitchell offers a framework for how the Trump Administration and Congress could help advance the U.S. manufacturing industry.

IPC Applauds Passage of the 2015 PATH Act

Corporate Tax Reform bill will benefit IPC members U.S. federal tax policy heavily influences all U.S. businesses, including manufacturing. Given the importance of this issue, IPC’s government relations team is very active on matters of U.S. tax policy. With input from our members, and on their behalf, IPC advocates for corporate tax rates and incentives […]

Help IPC Persuade U.S. Congress to Extend the R&D Tax Credit

IPC has long urged the U.S. Congress to enact a permanent research and development tax credit – or at least a multi-year extension, not just the usual temporary, one-year deal – and to provide that certainty sooner, not at the last minute. Only a permanent credit will spur the kind of long-term R&D that is […]

U.S. Congressman Bob Dold Tours Creation Technologies in Chicago

Today, U.S. Congressman Bob Dold (R-IL-10) met with executives and employees of IPC-member company Creation Technologies at the company’s manufacturing facility in Chicago, Illinois. Coordinated by IPC, the world’s leading association for electronics manufacturing companies, this visit is part of a nationwide effort to educate policymakers about legislative and regulatory issues that affect the electronics […]

Congressman Sam Johnson Tours Creation Technologies in Texas

Visit Co-Hosted by IPC as Part of Effort to Connect Electronics Manufacturers with Policymakers Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX-3) met with executives and employees of IPC-member company Creation Technologies at the company’s manufacturing facility in Plano, Texas on August 13. Coordinated by IPC, the world’s leading association for electronics manufacturing companies, this visit is part of […]

Congresswoman Sinema Tours Isola Group S.a.r.l.

As part of IPC’s ongoing efforts to connect companies with Capitol Hill representatives, Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9) visited Isola’s manufacturing and R&D facilities in Chandler, Arizona on Friday, January 3. Sinema visited the facility to learn about the issues that concern the developer and manufacturer of materials used to fabricate advanced printed circuit boards. “For […]

IPC Government Relations Chair Highlights IPC Initiatives

DDi Corporation CEO Mikel Williams joins Editor Andy Shaughnessy from Real Time with IPC to discuss his work as Chairman of the IPC Government Relations Committee. The Government Relations committee has recently completed a strategy prioritizing issues facing the industry. In this interview, Williams discusses IPC’s work on conflict metals and export controls reform. Williams recently […]

Reaching Consensus on “Conflict Metals”

Set during the Sierra Leone Civil War in 1999, the film “Blood Diamonds” (2006) shows a country torn apart by the struggle between government soldiers and rebel forces. The film portrays many of the atrocities of that war, including the rebels’ amputation of people’s hands to stop them from voting in upcoming elections. The movie’s […]