RiverSide Electronics Receives IPC Lead-free Certification

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IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries has awarded certification to RiverSide Electronics, Ltd., a full service provider of Electronic Manufacturing Servicesin Lewiston, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Minn., under IPC's Certification for Lead Free Electronics Assembly Process Capability Program. 

Commenting on the certification, RiverSide General Manager, Gregg Reick, noted, "RiverSide is proud to receive the certification.  It demonstrates our commitment to be an industry leader and has solidified our processes and capabilities in lead free manufacturing."      

"RiverSide Electronics joins a growing list of companies that have chosen IPC's certification program to demonstrate their lead free process capabilities to their customers," said John Kania, IPC director of assembly industry programs.  "The value of the audit program extended beyond the validation of RiverSide's lead free preparedness. The program also provided RiverSide with constructive feedback they can use to enhance their existing lead free processes," added Kania.

The IPC Certification for Lead Free Electronics Assembly Process Capability is an audit of an electronics assembly facility - whether it's an OEM or EMS facility - to determine if the facility is capable of producing product to meet the lead free requirements of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. The audit is not designed to ensure that a facility will produce RoHS lead free compliant products.  The certification program is an excellent way for a facility to validate its lead free electronics assembly process capabilities and to impress upon its customers and suppliers its commitment to excellence.

For more information on the IPC Certification for Lead Free Electronics Assembly Program, visit www.ipc.org/LFCertor contact John Kania, IPC, director of assembly industry programs, at 847-597-2806 or e-mail LFCert@ipc.org .

About IPC

IPC (www.ipc.org ) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,400 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics interconnect industry, including design, printed circuit board manufacturing and electronics assembly. 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 $1.5 trillionglobal electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; and Shanghai, China.

About RiverSide Electronics

RiverSide Electronics is a full service electronic manufacturing provider.  The company serves a wide variety of OEMs who demand the highest levels of quality, service and value. RiverSide is ISO 9001:2000 certified and specializes in low to medium volume, high-mix, electronic manufacturing - from printed circuit board assembly to electro-mechanical and box build.  There are three manufacturing facilities in Minn., totaling $60 million in sales.  For services provided, please visit www.riversideelectronics.com.



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