NWIRC Welcomes New Program Coordinator to the Team

Gretchen Reinard has joined NWIRC as the Program Coordinator for the Advanced Manufacturing Apprentice Program (AMAP). She will manage and coordinate apprenticeships that connect client Northwest PA manufacturers with regional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) University and technical school…

Retirement Best Wishes

  The NWIRC Family wishes Ron May, Director of Operations and IT Administration, the best of luck as he retires at the end of June 2015. He joined the NWIRC in July, 2011 after serving for seven years at eBizITPA…

Educational Opportunity: Total Cost of Ownership

How does a company decide whether to produce and source domestically or offshore?  More and more manufacturers are completing a Total Cost of Ownership Analysis (TCO) to compare the total costs of sourcing offshore versus domestically.  A TCO Analysis considers…

Congratulations to Governor’s Impact Award Winners!

  The 3rd Annual Governor’s Impact Awards were announced at a ceremony on May 21, 2015. NWIRC congratulates this years’ award recipients who are manufacturers’ in our region.       COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD: American Refining Group (Bradford)   ENTREPRENEUR…

Manufacturing Day Outreach

It’s not too early to start planning for Manufacturing Day! NWIRC has announced a Manufacturing Day Outreach (MDO) Mini-Grant Program to encourage vocational, technical and trade high school student participation in Manufacturing Day activities on Friday, October 2, 2015. The…

NWIRC is hiring!

NWIRC is seeking a Program Coordinator for the Advanced Manufacturing Apprentice Program (AMAP).   The AMAP Program Coordinator manages and coordinates activities to connect Northwest Pennsylvania manufacturers with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) college students. Responsibilities include: 1) researching best…

Governor’s Impact Award Finalists Recognized

  NWIRC congratulates the following manufacturers in Northwest PA named as finalists for the Governor’s ImPAct Awards.       COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD FINALISTS American Refining Group Bradford Morgan Advanced Materials Coudersport Channellock Meadville   ENTREPRENEUR IMPACT AWARD FINALISTS          Elk…

NWIRC Sponsors ECommerce Day Forum

Learn. Get Inspired. Find Solutions. Build Relationships. NWIRC is a sponsor of this years’ eCommerce Day Forum scheduled for May 21st at the Ambassador Conference Center in Erie, PA. This full day event, hosted by eMarketing Learning Center,  is about…