IPC - Newly Elected Congressman Discusses U.S. Policy Priorities with Bay Area Manufacturers

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, December 22, 2016 — Executives and staff at a San Francisco Bay Area manufacturing facility held a town hall discussion with Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) on the federal policy issues facing the manufacturing industry under the Trump Administration. Rep. Khanna took a tour of IPC-member company TTM Technologies, Inc. (“TTM”), getting a first-hand look at the work taking place in its Santa Clara, California facility.

“The high-tech manufacturing industry is an essential part of our economy here in California and globally,” said Rep. Khanna. “I appreciate the opportunity to have a candid discussion on the policy issues that are impacting this industry and strategies to promote economic growth.”

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 appreciate Rep. Khanna’s interest in hearing directly from our employees, those on the front lines of our industry,” said Kent Hardwick, Senior Vice President, Global Sales & EMS of TTM Technologies. “We are eager to work with Rep. Khanna and IPC to find innovative ways to stimulate economic growth in California.”

TTM is the largest printed circuit board (PCB) supplier in North America and one of the largest in the world. With 25 factories worldwide, TTM has proven itself a global leader in PCB manufacturing and custom electronics assembly and integration.

For more information on IPC’s “Meet the Policymakers” program, contact IPC Vice President of Government Relations John Hasselmann at Email Contact.

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About IPC

IPC ( www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,800 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 TTM

TTM Technologies, Inc. is a leading global printed circuit board manufacturer, focusing on quick-turn and volume production of technologically advanced PCBs, backplane assemblies and electro-mechanical solutions. TTM stands for time-to-market, representing how TTM's time-critical, one-stop manufacturing services enable customers to shorten the time required to develop new products and bring them to market. Additional information can be found at www.ttm.com.

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