Congressman John R. Carter Discusses Pro-Manufacturing Policies with VirTex


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Today, IPC member company VirTex held a town hall-style discussion with Congressman John R. Carter (R-TX-13) on the legislative issues impacting the manufacturing industry. Executives and employees of VirTex gave Congressman Carter a first-hand look at the innovative work taking place in their Austin, Texas facility.

“Advanced manufacturing is an essential industry here in Texas and across the country,” said Congressman Carter. “I enjoyed today’s conversations on the policy issues facing this industry and the personal stories from the employees here at VirTex.”

Coordinated by IPC, this visit is part of their “Meet the Policymakers” program, an ongoing effort that connects policymakers with their constituents. During the visit, Senator Carter and VirTex executives and staff discussed issues such as corporate tax reform, the federal budget and environmental regulations.

“On behalf of the staff here at VirTex, I want to thank Congressman Carter for taking the time to visit our manufacturing facility today,” said Brad Heath, CEO and founder of VirTex. “We appreciate his interest in hearing directly from those on the front lines to understand the challenges our industry is facing. Many of our employees live in his district and it was a great opportunity for him to hear what is important to them. We look forward to continuing this discussion and finding new ways to stimulate economic growth in Texas.”

For more information on IPC’s “Meet the Policymakers” program, contact IPC’s Government Relations Coordinator Julie Desisto at JulieDesisto@ipc.org.

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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