Empower Erie To Speak on Public Education in Erie at Next TEDxErieSalon

The next TEDxErieSalon event will focus on Public Education in Erie featuring Damali Donovan and Ariel Dodick from Empower Erie. Jonathan D’Silva, Lead Curator for TEDxErie, noted that the discussion will include the recent decisions surrounding public schools in Erie and the proposals for an Erie County Community College. Empower Erie is the local non-profit organization that received … Continued

What Does It Mean to Prepare for Transition?

by Susan Hileman, NWIRC Strategic Business Advisor You’ve worked a lifetime to build your company, but at some point you will exit the business…voluntarily or otherwise! Does the thought make you nervous? It shouldn’t. Not if you’re running your business as if you won’t be there someday. How can you better prepare for what’s ahead? … Continued

Upcoming Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training and Coaching

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt projects typically spin off $25K to $50K (or more) in process improvement cost savings, according to Megan Burns, Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. In fact, she had a training participant that worked on a company inventory reduction project that resulted in a $100,000+ savings over a 12-month period. Burns will … Continued

Manufacturers Growth Conference Success

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) thanks all of the presenters, sponsors, and participants of the Manufacturers Growth Conference held in St Marys and Erie last week. The packed agenda included a wide-range of topics to provide manufacturers strategies for growing their revenue and people. Sponsors of the event were PNC, Knox Law Firm, and Ben Franklin Technology … Continued

Congressman Glenn Thompson and NWIRC’s Bob Zaruta Visit Brookville Equipment

U.S. Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson toured Brookville Equipment in Brookville, PA on Friday, May 12th, along with President/CEO, Bob Zaruta, of the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC). The tour was hosted by Brookville Equipment President, Rick Graham. The purpose of the visit was for Congressman Thompson to hear about the successes and challenges at the … Continued

Upcoming Training Options for Manufacturers in North Central PA

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) has several upcoming training events scheduled in St Marys to benefit manufacturers in North Central PA, to include Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, IATF 16949 Internal Audit, and others. All courses will be held at the Continuing Education Council in St Marys. Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) is scheduled for … Continued

Lineup for Manufacturers Growth Conference Next Week

Here is the lineup of topics and presenters for next week’s Manufacturers Growth Conference in St Marys (May 17) and Erie (May 18). All are designed to offer manufacturers best practices and practical takeaways to grow their revenue and their people.   The Art and Science of Knowledge Transfer Learn about preserving and transferring years of … Continued

Growth Conference to Address Common Concerns of Manufacturers

A concern of many regional manufacturers is losing valuable knowledge and job skills due to retiring employees. Other concerns include the challenges of identifying new markets and finding new customers. These are just some of the topics that will be addressed at the Northwest Industrial Resource Center’s (NWIRC) upcoming Manufacturers Growth Conference in St Marys (May 17) … Continued

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