March Madness of Training

March Madness is approaching! No, we’re not talking basketball at Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC). We’ve got a busy schedule of training programs for area manufacturers. Take a look and click on the topic for more details: Failure Modes &…

Are You Thinking about IATF 16949 Yet?

In October 2016, International Automotive Task Force (IATF), published a revised automotive industry standard to replace ISO/TS 16949:2009. Shortly after the release of the new standard, a blog post by Mark Whitworth, CEO of EASE, cited “5 Critical Things to…

How Can Your Company Benefit from Being ISO 14001 Certified?

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will offer an introduction to ISO 14001 featuring Korin Giles of Urban Engineers. She will guide companies through the steps of developing, implementing, and registering an Environmental Management System (EMS). In addition, EMS benefits, related…

Intro Classes Explain Six Sigma Tools and ISO 14001

If you’ve wanted to gain more information about manufacturing-related topics to help your company, Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) has some upcoming classes to explain the basics. Using Six Sigma Tools Small organizations often don’t have the resources (time, people,…

Consider Benefits of an Environmental Management System (EMS)

by Korin Giles, Urban Engineers, Inc. Environmental management systems (EMS) emerged in the early 1990s to provide organizations with a proactive, systematic approach for managing the potential environmental consequences of their operations. These systems have become globally adopted and are…

ISO 9001:2015 – It’s Been Here All Along!

by Kevin Smith, President Vie Associates, LLC As many organizations are beginning to realize, the new ISO 9001 standard brings to the table some new requirements along with some confusion as to the intent of the changes. Two of the…

Plan Employee Training for 2017 with NWIRC’s Lineup

If your company has a New Years’ resolution to provide continuous learning for your staff, take a look at the Northwest Industrial Resource Center’s (NWIRC) training lineup for 2017. It’s never too early to start planning for the training required…