Gwinnett Daily Post - Woodall Visits Gwinnett Electronics Manufacturers

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Date: Nov. 7, 2014

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During a recent tour of Hunter Technology in Lawrenceville and Viscom in Duluth, Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.) emphasized the importance of manufacturing in the Seventh District.

"I'm grateful to Hunter Technology and Viscom for inviting me out to their operations today," Woodall said according to a press release. "The opportunity to hear firsthand from those who work in the manufacturing industry is tremendously helpful. We're fortunate to have such a robust manufacturing community in the Seventh District, and it's vitally important that we in Washington, D.C. work in cooperation with our local job-creators and innovators rather than in opposition to them."

Woodall's Oct. 22 visit was part of a continuing effort by the electronics industry to meet with policymakers to discuss legislative and regulatory issues. IPC, a global industry association with 3,500 member companies, has hosted a series of "Meet the Policymakers" programs through which IPC staff arrange opportunities for member companies such as Hunter Technology and Viscom to meet with elected officials. In 2014, IPC and member companies have hosted more than a dozen members of Congress at locations across the country.

Hunter Technology president and CEO Joe O'Neil, who also serves as vice-chairman of the IPC board of directors, thanked Woodall for touring the company's Lawrenceville facility and discussing legislative issues such as the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act, a bill focused on strengthening advanced manufacturing in the United States.

"On behalf of IPC, Hunter Technology, our 350 employees and their families, I'd like to thank Congressman Woodall for his visit to our Lawrenceville factory and for his ongoing support of the manufacturing industry," O'Neil said.

Viscom CEO Carsten Salewski also thanked Woodall for visiting.

"It is important for the manufacturing sector to reach out to policymakers and provide a first-hand look at our industry, and I want to personally express our appreciation to Congressman Woodall for taking the time to hear our perspectives," he said.

Hunter Technology ( provides electronic design, manufacturing and test services. Viscom ( supplies high-quality inspection systems for electronics assemblies.