MFG Day Tour at Specialty Fabrication and Powder Coating

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) continued their series of tours for Manufacturing Day with a recent visit to Specialty Fabrication and Powder Coating (SFPC). PA State Representative Lee James, along with NWIRC President, Bob Zaruta, toured their 46,000 square foot…

MFG Day Tour at Time Machine

PA State Representative Lee James, along with Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) President Bob Zaruta and students from Venango Technical Center (VTC), toured Time Machine in Polk (Venango County) in recognition of national Manufacturing Day, with host Cheryl Ferry. Ferry…

MFG Day Tour at Kronospan / Clarion Industries

(Oct 2, 2019) Today, PA State Representative Donna Oberlander, along with Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) President Robert Zaruta and students from Clarion County Career Center (CCCC), toured Clarion Industries in recognition of Manufacturing Day. Plant Managers, Jim Confer (Boards)…

Manufacturing – Important to PA Economy #MFGDay19

Along with the rest of the country, Pennsylvania is celebrating Manufacturing Day on Oct. 4 to help promote the fulfilling career opportunities offered by the PA manufacturing industry. Help us spread the word about modern manufacturing, its positive impact on…

Lead Together: Influence, Inspire, and Impact

Ineffective leadership can result in conflict, lost productivity, employee turnover, and unhappy customers – all at a significant cost to the company. Situated between upper management and the front line, today’s supervisors and mid-level managers play a significant role in…

MFG Day 2019

Launched annually on the first Friday in October with events continuing throughout the month, MFG Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to…

A Tale of Rural Manufacturing: Kane PA

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Throughout each year, I have the privilege and pleasure of traveling across the 10,000 square miles of NWIRC’s 13-county service area. Small towns, local communities, small to mid-sized manufacturers, and other small businesses are the…