Mar 31, 2016

Part of IPC’s Continuing Efforts to Connect Electronics Manufacturers with Policymakers

Today, Congressman Ron Kind (D-WIS) met with executives and employees of IPC-member company TTM Technologies, Inc. at their manufacturing facility in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Coordinated by IPC, the world’s leading association for the electronics manufacturing industry, this visit is part of an ongoing effort to help policymakers learn first-hand about legislative and regulatory issues that impact the electronic interconnect industry.

“Today I had the privilege of touring TTM Technologies and seeing firsthand the great work they are doing to support and grow Western Wisconsin's manufacturing industry,” said Congressman Kind. “As Wisconsin continues to position itself as a leader in manufacturing, it is essential that we create an environment that supports innovation and growth.”

TTM Technologies is the largest printed circuit board (PCB) supplier in North America and one of the largest suppliers in the world. The company prides itself on being a one-stop manufacturing solution, covering all stages of the product’s life cycle. With 25 factories worldwide, TTM has proven itself a global leader in PCB manufacturing and custom electronic assembly and integration.

We are thankful to Congressman Kind for taking the time to visit our Wisconsin facility today,” said Sheridan Welch, general manager, TTM Technologies. “We enjoyed the opportunity to share our opinions and experiences with him and discuss how critical this industry is to the states’ economy and to the continued competitiveness of American manufacturing.”

Rep. Kind’s visit was part of IPC’s “Meet the Policymakers” program, in which IPC government relations staff arrange opportunities for electronics manufacturers to host their elected officials at company locations. For more information on IPC’s program, contact IPC Vice President of Government Relations John Hasselmann at

IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,500 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.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.
TTM Technologies, Inc. is a leading global printed circuit board manufacturer, focusing on quick-turn and 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

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