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IPC Welcomes Yusaku Kono as New IPC Japan Representative

Bannockburn, Ill., USA, April 22, 2021 — IPC announces the addition of Yusaku Kono as IPC’s Japan Representative. As IPC’s Japan Representative, Kono will lead the association’s efforts in expanding member outreach, standards development, education and advocacy support in Japan. He is based in Tokyo, Japan. Kono specializes in marketing, branding, communication and strategic development....

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Wood Products Manufacturing Up Year-Over-Year Amidst Increased Single-Family Permits

Leesburg, VA. – Wood products manufacturing is up 5 percent year-over-year, according to the Federal Reserve Board, as manufacturers continue to respond to high demand. This continues the trend of the industry’s production output at the highest levels since the Great Recession. Demand for single-family homes also continues to rise during the pandemic, spurred by low mortgage rates. The...

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Phoenix Contact's VP of Organization Development & Talent, Patty Marrero, Named to Board of Directors for Regional Manufacturers' Association

(York, Pa.) – Patty Marrero, Vice President of Organization Development & Talent Acquisition at Phoenix Contact in Middletown, PA was recently named to the Board of Directors of The Manufacturers’ Association, a multi-county regional trade association providing services and benefits to membercompanies in manufacturing and logistics throughout southcentral PA and northcentral MD. As VP of...

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WHMA/IPC Announces Dates for M-EXPO 2022

Event to be held September 21-22, 2022, in Ciudad Juárez, Chih. Bannockburn, Ill., USA, April 21, 2021 — The fourth M-EXPO Wire Processing Technology exhibition (M-EXPO) will be held in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, September 21-22, 2022. Due to ongoing COVID-19 health and welfare concerns, the event will not be held in 2021. M-EXPO, the only wire processing technology exhibition of this...

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AWC Statement on Trillion Trees Act

Leesburg, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill issued a statement after the reintroduction of Rep. Westerman’s Trillion Trees Act. “When taken together, sustainably managed forests and the wood products harvested from them can be a carbon sink and a renewable resource. Increasing wood use to the maximum extent feasible in construction could result in a...

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IPC/WHMA Launches Wire Harness Assembly for Operators Course

Online training for frontline workers Bannockburn, Ill., USA, April 20, 2021 -- Many companies in the cable and wire harness manufacturing industry struggle to find skilled and knowledgeable production workers, identifying a need for a comprehensive fundamental training solution. To provide that solution, IPC/WHMA launches its newest workforce development training course, Wire Harness...

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Europe's Economic Recovery and Long-Term Future Depend on Attention to Electronics Manufacturing Industry, New IPC Study Says

The European Electronics Industry Has a Direct Impact on €3.8 Trillion of European GDP Brussels, Belgium, April 14, 2021 – A new IPC study, Digital Directions, Greener Connections, finds the electronics manufacturing industry has largely withstood the negative effects of the COVID pandemic and is poised to help drive Europe’s economic recovery and resilience, especially if anticipated...

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ONVIF Reaches Milestone of 20,000 Conformant Products

San Ramon, Calif. – April 14, 2021. ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced that more than 20,000 security products are now conformant to its various profiles. This new milestone underscores the strong market demand for interoperability of hardware and software offerings and the relevance of ONVIF as a leading driver of open...

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Clemson University Named Overall Winner of ABC Construction Management Competition

Washington, April 14 — Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the winners of its annual Construction Management Competition, held virtually for 12 teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities nationwide. Clemson University was named the overall winner of the 2021 competition, with the highest cumulative points in the five competition categories. The four-person...

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SOCMA Showcases Supply Chain Diversity, Industry Resilience in Fourth Edition of Specialty Insights

Arlington, Va., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to unveil the fourth edition of Specialty Insights, highlighting the resiliency of specialty chemical companies that have adapted and shaped new commercial and supply chain strategies, positioning themselves for growth in 2021 and beyond. "Over the past year, the industry...

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