United Technologies Corp to Invest Heavily in US, Create Jobs

According to the National Association of Manufacturers, UTC, a US-based manufacturer of high tech systems to the building and aerospace industries, announced that they will be investing $15 billion in capital and research and development in the US. Along with the investment comes an anticipated 35k jobs of various kinds. In a press release, the company cited the “competitive tax system resulting from U.S. tax reform” as the key to encouraging “global companies, such as United Technologies, to make long-term investments in innovation in America.”

Read more about the news and implications for US suppliers in this fine article by Andrew Clark of NAM.

Electrolube continues to innovate – new products to be launched at SMT Hybrid Packaging exhibition

The new 2K850 two-part, UV cure coating combines the speed and convenience of UV cure with the benefits of Electrolube’s 2K system, merging the properties of a resin with the easy application of a coating. The 2K850 offers a faster processing time while still delivering superb levels of protection. The polyurethane coating is a groundbreaking new product, providing an immediate tack-free coating and enabling complete cure at room temperature within 24 hours, compared to the industry moisture cure average of 8–14 days. Featuring a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +130°C, with good thermal shock performance. 2K850 provides a consistent chemical cure and excellent protection against water, moisture, salt mist and condensation, making it ideal for tough electronic applications exposed to harsh conditions.

Source: Electrolube Launch New Conformal Coatings at SMT Hybrid Packaging

A leader in the mfg industry demonstrating that leadership!

Today, I met with @ BetsyDeVosED , U.S. Secretary of Education, to discuss @ IPCAssociation ‘s workforce education efforts to help close the skills gap in the electronics manufacturing industry. # manufacturing # skillsgap pic.twitter.com/ZaEkY1525Y