HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - Representatives from Calumet Electronics visited the White House Wednesday. They were one of five industry leaders chosen to represent the Association Connecting Electronics Industries, also known as IPC.
(left to right) Joe O’Neil of Green Circuits; Meredith LeBeau of Calumet Electronics; John Mitchell of IPC; Ivanka Trump; Shane Whiteside of Summit Interconnect; Darryl Graves of Zentech. (Photo courtesy: IPC)
IPC announced their commitment to create one million additional skilled workforce opportunities in the United States over the next five years.
The event is part of the Trump administration’s Our Pledge to America’s Workers initiative.
"The current administration's focus on tax breaks for manufacturing and the drive to bring manufacturing back into the United States - Calumet Electronics has definitely felt the impact of that and we have hired over 100 additional laborers in the last year," said Calumet Electronics vice president and chief operations officer Todd Brassard.
Calumet Electronics is in their 50th year, and says they will continue commitment to their mission of creating jobs inside the U.S.
During the brief White House event, President Trump, Chief Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow, and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump celebrated the American worker and the private sector companies that are dedicated to retraining, creating enhanced career opportunities, apprenticeships, and earn-while-you-learn opportunities.