NWIRC Welcomes New Accountant – Theresa Hinspeter

NWIRC welcomes Theresa Hinspeter as their new accountant and internal auditor upon the retirement of Donna Niedzwecki. Theresa brings over 27 years of accounting experience in non-profit and manufacturing settings and holds a BS in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University…

Recent Meeting of PA Manufacturing Caucuses

Directors of the Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Centers, including NWIRC’s Robert Zaruta, recently convened in Harrisburg to attend a meeting of the House and Senate Manufacturing Caucuses. The purpose of the meeting was for House and Senate members to hear first-hand,…

4 Types of Robots Every Manufacturer Should Know

by Matt Minner, Catalyst Connection There is a lot of buzz these days in the manufacturing sector about robots — and how they can help manufacturers address some of the challenges they face in today’s market, such as increased productivity…

Road Trip for Manufacturing Day

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC October flew by, but not without a flurry of activity promoting the industry for Manufacturing Day (Week and Month)! NWIRC’s key focus throughout the year is manufacturing, but it’s great to spend extra attention on…

MFG Day Tour at Specialty Fabrication and Powder Coating

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) continued their series of tours for Manufacturing Day with a recent visit to Specialty Fabrication and Powder Coating (SFPC). PA State Representative Lee James, along with NWIRC President, Bob Zaruta, toured their 46,000 square foot…

MFG Day Tour at Time Machine

PA State Representative Lee James, along with Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) President Bob Zaruta and students from Venango Technical Center (VTC), toured Time Machine in Polk (Venango County) in recognition of national Manufacturing Day, with host Cheryl Ferry. Ferry…

MFG Day Tour at Kronospan / Clarion Industries

(Oct 2, 2019) Today, PA State Representative Donna Oberlander, along with Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) President Robert Zaruta and students from Clarion County Career Center (CCCC), toured Clarion Industries in recognition of Manufacturing Day. Plant Managers, Jim Confer (Boards)…

Manufacturing – Important to PA Economy #MFGDay19

Along with the rest of the country, Pennsylvania is celebrating Manufacturing Day on Oct. 4 to help promote the fulfilling career opportunities offered by the PA manufacturing industry. Help us spread the word about modern manufacturing, its positive impact on…