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IPC APEX EXPO Attendees Raise Record Donation to Support Japanese Red Cross

Apr 29, 2011

Betting on the generosity of the electronics industry gathered at IPC APEX EXPO recently in Las Vegas, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® held a raffle to raise funds for the Japan relief fund of the Red Cross. A total of $4,195 was raised from the raffle with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross. The donation from IPC APEX EXPO attendees is the largest the Southern Nevada Chapter has received for the Japan relief fund.

In the check presentation to the Southern Nevada Chapter of the Red Cross, IPC President & CEO Denny McGuirk quoted Winston Churchill, "'You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.' It is an august testament to see how truly interconnected our industry is … coming together to reach out to those affected by the devastation in Japan."

IPC ( is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,900 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 $1.85 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.

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