Connecting Students with Manufacturers

By Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC This is an exciting time for middle schools and manufacturers across the Commonwealth as the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing (WSCM) regional student video contests start wrapping up. Within NWIRC’s 13-county footprint, there are 4…

Governor Wolf Announces PA Innovation Plan

Additional investment in Industrial Resource Centers to accelerate use of advanced manufacturing technologies. (February 4, 2020) – Governor Tom Wolf revealed his proposed 2020-21 budget for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. That budget includes a $2.5 million increase for the Industrial…

NWIRC, Franklin Industries, and Time Machine Welcomes DCED

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) were visiting with Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) in the region this week  and had the opportunity to get to know a couple of manufacturing companies in Venango County.…

Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn to Grow Sales

By Patty Cisco, MBA, CEO, Marketing Essentials In today’s business world, relationships matter more than ever. People tune out irrelevant and promotional messages, but they will engage with people and companies who are providing helpful and relevant information. These are…

North Central Manufacturers with 2020 Vision

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC We’re into the new year and many manufacturing companies across the region are re-igniting their visions for 2020. For a couple of companies that I visited in North Central PA before the holidays, they are…

NWIRC Regional Office Moves to Launchbox

NWIRC has recently moved their DuBois office to the Launchbox-powered by Penn State DuBois. “NWIRC already has several training programs scheduled at the Launchbox and we look forward to future collaborations now that we are located in the space,” said…

Your Vision for 2020

Your Vision for 2020: Improving your company’s competitiveness, winning new business, and becoming more profitable! Is your company losing its competitive edge and missing new growth opportunities? Is it because: • Employees don’t connect with the goals and direction of…

Industry Forum to Focus on Attract, Develop and Retain

NWIRC is partnering with Penn-Northwest Development Corporation, West Central Job Partnership, and Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce to present the Industry Forum, ‘Attract, Develop, and Retain Employees’. The program will be held at the Park Inn by Radisson in West…