NEWARK, NY--(Marketwire - August 24, 2010) -  IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE Amex: IEC) announced today the recent visit of Congressman Dan Maffei, U.S. Representative to New York's 25th Congressional District, to their Newark headquarters. IEC Electronics, located in Wayne County, is an electronics manufacturing services provider specializing in ruggedized, high reliability electronics supporting the Military, Aerospace, Medical, Industrial and Communication sectors. As a registered Small Business and one of the largest employers in Wayne County, IEC's continued growth demonstrates a bright spot in today's sluggish economy.

Maffei, a known champion in Small Business advocacy, applauded IEC for its ongoing expansion creating jobs for hundreds of people in New York's 25th District. "Congratulations to the IEC Electronics team for performing so well during such challenging economic times in Upstate New York and being one of the top employers in Wayne County," stated Maffei.

A tour of IEC's 300,000 square foot Newark facility provided Congressman Maffei and his staff a firsthand look at how IEC is putting people to work in his district. IEC is a premier provider of complex circuit card assemblies, cable and wire harness assemblies and advanced electronic systems. Numerous Military and Defense contractors rely on IEC's high-tech capabilities and expertise in building the industry's most complicated and advanced electronic assemblies. 

One of Maffei's main goals is to promote economic growth by bringing jobs to this region, especially to Small Businesses. The HIRE (Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment) Act, is one of several bills congress has passed to assist Small Businesses in creating jobs. He already has secured millions of dollars in defense contracts for local businesses that produce cutting-edge products for the Military.

About IEC Electronics
IEC Electronics Corporation provides contract electronic manufacturing services to advanced technology companies primarily in the military and aerospace, medical, industrial and computing sectors. The Company's ultra high reliability capabilities include: design, prototype and volume circuit board assembly, material procurement and control, manufacturing and test engineering support, systems build, final packaging and distribution. As a full service EMS provider, IEC is AS9100, ISO-9001:2000, and ISO-13485 registered, and an NSA approved supplier under the COMSEC standard. The Company is headquartered outside of Rochester, New York and also has operations in Victor, New York and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Additional information about IEC can be found on its web site at

The foregoing, including any discussion regarding the Company's future prospects, contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including uncertainties associated with economic conditions in the electronics industry, particularly in the principal industry sectors served by the Company, changes in customer requirements and in the volume of sales to principal customers, competition and technological change, the ability of the Company to control manufacturing and operating costs, satisfactory relationships with vendors. The Company's actual results of operations may differ significantly from those contemplated by any forward-looking statements as a result of these and other factors, including factors set forth in the Company's 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information:

Heather Keenan
IEC Electronics Corp.
(315) 332-4262