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24 SMT Magazine • January 2016 Cirtronics Announces Lean Manufacturing Renaissance New England-based Cirtronics is actively and purposefully engaged in a Lean Manufacturing Renaissance, including foundational training for new hires and renewal belt training for senior level staff. Valtronic Strengthens X-ray Inspection Capability with Purchase of Nordson DAGE System Valtronic purchased and is in the process of con- figuring an XD7500VR Jade FP X-ray system from Nordson DAGE on its production floor in Ohio. The system will be used for in-process inspection of BGA and wire bonded devices, as well as an analytical tool to verify, troubleshoot and improve Valtronic's internal processes. Semi-Kinetics Earns ITAR Registration Semi-Kinetics, a division of Gonzalez Production Systems, is proud to announce that they have ob- tained their International Traffic in Arms Regula- tions (ITAR) Registration. ITAR Registration means that Semi-Kinetics is able to fully support military and defense-related projects within the United States. Qualitel Completes Factory Expansion Qualitel recently completed the addition of 33,000 sq. ft. within its complex, increasing its size to over 70,000 sq. ft. Based in Everett, Washington, Qualitel provides a full range of contract electronics manufacturing services with the focus on high-mix, high-reliability product applications. PartnerTech to Restructure Operations in Norway PartnerTech's Norwegian subsidiary, PartnerTech AS, has announced plans to restructure the com- pany's operations. Honeywell Paper Investigates Avionics Vibration Durability Dr. Joseph Juarez, principal mechanical engineer with Honeywell International, discussed with I- Connect007's Andy Shaughnessy his SMTA pa- per, which addresses avionics vibration durability between tin-lead and lead-free solder, the years of testing he conducted, and some of the surprising findings of his research. NEO Tech Expands Interconnect Business NEO Tech has expanded its cable and harness manufacturing in Tijuana, Mexico to keep pace with significant interconnect business growth. Congressman Chris Van Hollen Tours Zentech Manufacturing in Baltimore Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD-8) met with executives and employees of IPC member- company Zentech Manufacturing Inc. at the company's manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland. The visit was part of IPC's "Meet the Policymakers" program, through which IPC gov - ernment relations staff arrange opportunities for IPC member-companies to host elected officials at company locations. U.S. Congressman Bob Dold Tours Creation Technologies in Chicago U.S. Congressman Bob Dold (R-IL-10) met with executives and employees of IPC member-compa- ny Creation Technologies at the company's manu- facturing facility in Chicago, Illinois. Coordinated by IPC, the visit is part of a nationwide effort to educate policymakers about legislative and regula- tory issues that affect the electronics manufactur- ing industry. Sypris Receives 2015 Supplier Excellence Award from Northrop Grumman Sypris Electronics has received the 2015 Northrop Grumman Supplier Excellence Award for its manu- facturing and related engineering support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. 24 SMT Magazine • January 2016 MilAero007 Highlights

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