A series of free webinars geared for machine shops was recently developed by the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP), (a sister-MEP Center to Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC). Small machine shops and fabricators in northwestern PA are often small with a limited number of people and resources. These webinars are a great opportunity to learn some best practices for companies to become more competitive and strengthening manufacturing across the region. Below are the topics and link to register.

Webinar Topic: Organizing Your Shop Floor to Increase the Productivity of Your Most Valuable Assets – You and Your Employees

  • Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • By attending this webinar, you will be able to:
    • Recognize non-value added activity and its effects on your capacity
    • Organize your shop, reducing frustration caused by having to repeatedly seek and find items
    • Increase the output of your most valuable resources
    • Make significant, impactful improvements at little to no cost
  • For more information and to register, click here.

Webinar Topic: Job Shop Quoting: How to Streamline Your Process

  • Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • By attending this webinar, you will be able to:
    • Learn best practices in quoting methods and estimation techniques
    • Consider all of the pertinent factors when quoting jobs
    • Gain valuable resources to assist you in the quoting process
  • For more information and to register, click here.

Webinar Topic: Machine Shop Sales and Growth Strategies

  • Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • By attending this webinar, you will be able to:
    • Learn different ways to tap into new markets and new customers
    • Evaluate and compare different growth opportunities
    • Learn to determine the strategies that are right for your business
    • Manage risks associated with growth
  • For more information and to register, click here.

Webinar Topic: How to Take a Proactive Approach to Marketing Your Machine Shop

  • Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • By attending this webinar, you will be able to:
    • Identify top similarities within your current customer base
    • Find new, comparable customers to grow your business
    • Develop a marketing plan to reach these customers
    • Turn your website from a passive tool to a lead generation tool
  • For more information and to register, click here.