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Executives and staff at an IPC-member facility held a town hall discussion with Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) on the federal policy issues facing the advanced manufacturing industry. McCaul took a tour of VirTex, getting a first-hand look at the work taking place in its Austin, Texas facility.
“I appreciate VirTex for inviting me to their facility today for a candid discussion of the policies impacting the high-tech manufacturing industry,” said Congressman McCaul. “Manufacturing is a vital component of our economy in Texas and I look forward to bringing what I have learned here today back to Washington with me.”
Coordinated by IPC, the world’s leading association for the electronics industry, this visit is part of the “Meet the Policymakers” program, an ongoing effort that connects policymakers with their constituents.
“We want to thank Congressman McCaul for taking the time to tour our Austin facility today,” said Brad Heath, VirTex CEO. “We enjoyed having an open discussion with him and look forward to supporting his efforts to stimulate economic growth in the Texas manufacturing sector.”
VirTex is a premier multi-site leader in the complex mid-Tier electronic manufacturing services market space. With operations in Texas, Wisconsin and Mexico, VirTex has earned critical industry site certifications that bring full viability and credibility in the military-aerospace, medical, industrial and automotive markets.
IPC is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 4,000 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.
Founded in 1999, VirTex is a premier multi-site leader in the complex mid-Tier electronic manufacturing services market space. VirTex operations have earned critical industry site certifications that bring full viability and credibility to the military-aerospace, medical, industrial and automotive markets. With operations in Texas, Wisconsin and Juarez Mexico, VirTex brings the right scale, capabilities and competitive solutions to customers needing high energy and attention, supply chain optimization, configuration management and control and world class quality to be the chosen partner to some of the world’s leading technology brands large and small. VirTex is a member of the Progressive Manufacturing 100 Hall of Fame and a previous recipient of Managing Automation magazine’s Progressive Manufacturer of the Year.