Senator Ron Johnson Discusses U.S. Policy Priorities in Townhall Discussion with VirTex MTI


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Executives and staff at an IPC-member facility held a town hall discussion on July 21 with U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) on the federal policy issues facing the advanced manufacturing industry. Senator Johnson participated in a tour of VirTex's Wisconsin facility, VirTex MTI, getting a first-hand look at new innovations and technologies.

Coordinated by IPC, the world’s leading association for the electronics industry, this visit is part of their “Meet the Policymakers” program, an ongoing effort that connects policymakers with their constituents. During the visit, Senator Johnson and VirTex MTI executives and staff discussed issues such as corporate tax reform, the federal budget and environmental regulations.

“We appreciate Senator Johnson’s awareness of the legislative issues impacting our business and industry, and his interest in North American manufacturing,” said Upinder Singh, Vice President and General Manager of VirTex MTI. “Senator Johnson was open to hearing opinions directly from our employees and we look forward to having the opportunity for future discussions.”

VirTex is a premier multi-site leader in the complex mid-Tier electronic manufacturing services market space. With operations in Wisconsin, Texas and Mexico, VirTex has earned critical industry site certifications that bring full viability and credibility in the military-aerospace, medical, industrial and automotive markets.

About IPC

IPC is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 4,200 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.

About VirTex

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.

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