Growing Your Topline Profitably

by Bob Zaruta, NWIRC President/CEO Sales may be up, but are your profit margins where they should be, or could be? Let’s face it, not all customers are a good fit.  Relationships, conditions, and terms change over time. Certainly, your…

Supporting Rural Manufacturing

window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-58954062-1'); by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Earlier this year, the Manufacturing Innovation Blog (powered by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership- MEP), published a post about the geography of manufacturing. The…

A Business Valuation Tool

by Susan Hileman, NWIRC Strategic Business Advisor If you’re like the majority of business owners, your business is your retirement plan. Therefore, you want to build value to maximize profits. In my article last month, we looked at 6 critical…

Focus on the DoD Supply Chain

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Several economic development partners within the 13-county footprint of the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will soon begin an initiative aimed at assisting companies impacted by declining contract revenues from the Department of Defense (DoD).…

Plastic Manufacturing Supply Chain Meeting

The plastics industry in northwest Pennsylvania is anticipating supply chain growth with the addition of the Shell cracker facility in Beaver County. An invitation is being extended to leaders of plastic manufacturing companies in northwest PA to discuss whether an…

Diversifying through Strategic Lead Generation

by Michael Griffith, Manufacturing Technology Engineer, NWIRC Manufacturers in northwestern Pennsylvania collectively provide products, parts and services to a wide range of industries including transportation, oil & gas, mining, industrial machinery, automotive parts, electronics, aerospace & defense, medical, rubber &…

Manufacturers Growth Conference – St Marys

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will host the Manufacturers Growth Conference in St Marys on May 17th from 7:30am-4:00pm. The event is sponsored by PNC, Knox Law, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Download the flyer below or click to register.…

Manufacturers Growth Conference Coming to St Marys and Erie

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will host the Manufacturers Growth Conference this Spring in St Marys (May 17) and Erie (May 18), sponsored by PNC, Knox Law, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Download the flyer below for the location nearest…