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…

Mfg Day Industry Forum and Luncheon Scheduled

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is partnering with the Penn-Northwest Development Corporation and West Central Job Partnership to present the MFG Day Industry Forum and Luncheon on Tuesday, October 15th at the Park Inn by Radisson. The event is geared…

Lean Accounting Expert Returns to Region

Jean Cunningham, author of Real Numbers and, her most recent book, The Value Add Accountant, will return to the region to offer her signature training. She is widely recognized as a pioneer of lean business management having led her companies…

GR8T Manufacturing

Congratulations to the Next Generation Manufacturing Partnership on their new name. Since launching last November, over 45 manufacturing companies, representing 8 counties of northwestern Pennsylvania, have been involved with partnership meetings and action team activities. Their next in-person meeting is…

Your PASSWORD: A First Line of Cyber Defense

by Gerry Schneggenburger Chief Operating Officer, NWIRC What do the following have in common: Yahoo, Marriott, Equifax, Capital One, and Facebook? Personal data, like customer name, address, birth date, and even social security numbers, were stolen from these companies’ repositories.…