IPC Applauds President Obama for Recognizing Manufacturing’s Key Role in U.S. Job Creation


Reading time ( words)

On behalf of the 800,000 people employed throughout our 2,200 member facilities in the United States, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries commends President Obama for highlighting the critical and continuing contribution of the manufacturing sector to the U.S. economy, in his final State of the Union address.

“Manufacturing has created nearly 900,000 new jobs in the past six years,” said President Obama during his remarks on the strengthening economy.

He went on to praise the newly created National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) as an engine for entrepreneurship and further job growth, noting, “We've launched next-generation manufacturing hubs.”

IPC’s vocal advocacy helped spur the creation of the NNMI, which enjoys strong bipartisan support and will help modernize the U.S. manufacturing ecosystem and increase America’s competitiveness worldwide. Today, IPC is proud to be a partner in the NNMI’s Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII).

About IPC

IPC is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,700 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,; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

Share

Print


Suggested Items

Navigating the Current Supply Chain

07/08/2020 | Nolan Johnson, PCB007
Robb Engle, executive VP of Sono-Tek, and Nolan Johnson discuss what the company has seen as far as supply chain challenges and changes to respond to in the past few months in response to COVID-19 and its related effects.

This Month in SMT007 Magazine: Electronics Manufacturing—A Critical Industry and Supply Chain

07/01/2020 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Chris Peters represents the U.S. Partnership for Assured Electronics, where he advocates for electronics manufacturing as a critical industry. Here, he describes the current status, the supply chain, and what he sees in Washington, D.C.

The iNEMI 2019 Board Assembly Roadmap

06/01/2020 | Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
iNEMI continues to publish chapters of its 2019 Roadmap and recently presented an overview of its Board Assembly Roadmap Chapter in a webinar prefaced by Grace O’Malley, vice president of global operations. The new chapter is just the latest addition to this global effort from 23 working groups contributing expert input from all aspects of the electronics industry.



Copyright © 2020 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.