Mfg Day Industry Forum and Luncheon Scheduled in DuBois

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is partnering with the DuBois Area Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Solutions, and Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC) to present the MFG Day Industry Forum and Luncheon on Tuesday, October 9th at the DuBois Country Club. The…

Attract, Develop and Retain

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Three essential components for a successful business- attract, develop, and retain- employees. It’s in the news everyday- one of the top issues among manufacturers nationally is the difficulty of finding people and the exodus of…

MFG Day Industry Forum and Luncheon in DuBois

A special forum and networking luncheon event is planned in support of the manufacturing heroes in our region and their efforts to attain, develop, and retain employees. The program will be held on October 9, 2018 from 9:00am-1:30pm at the…

Increasing Employee Engagement for Continuous Improvement

by Craig Corsi, Lean Specialist One common challenge that many organizations face is the ability to sustain their continuous improvement efforts beyond their initial deployment. One reason for this is the belief that these initiatives must be driven from the…

Generational Diversity As a Competitive Edge

by Susan Hileman, NWIRC Strategic Business Advisor We frequently hear manufacturers discuss the inadequacy of the newest generation in our workforce. Something along the lines of: “They don’t have the work ethic we had. They don’t want to come to…

St Marys’ Manufacturers Practicing Improvement Kata

Another introduction to Improvement Kata was held yesterday with companies in the St Marys area. NWIRC’s Tom Weible, a TWI Institute Certified Kata Trainer, facilitated the 2-hour session to offer a glimpse at Improvement Kata- a lifelong skill that makes…