Look to NWIRC for Help Growing Your Manufacturing Company

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) offers strategy and proven methodologies to explore new markets, attract new customers, and grow your business. For companies without the time or resources to work on growing the company, a good starting point is a…

NWIRC Announces New Board Chair and New Board Members

Ashleigh Walters, President of Onex, Inc. in Erie, PA, was recently named Chair of the Board of Directors at the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC). Over the last 16 years, Walters’ has advanced through various positions at Onex’s facilities in…

Succession Planning for Small Manufacturers

What does it mean to leave your business successfully? It means the company is well positioned for continued stability or growth, and the outgoing owners have enough to financially exit and live the life they desire. It also means the…

Lean Together™ 1.0 Graduation

Last month, the most recent group of companies graduated from NWIRC’s Lean Together™ 1.0 (working group for operational excellence). This cohort started last August with the group meeting monthly for classroom sessions, facility tours, and discussions focused on principles from…