Lean Together™ 2.0 Underway

Lean Together ™ 2.0 sessions started today, as a follow-on to Lean Together™ 1.0 that introduces manufacturing companies to concepts from the book 2 Second Lean by Paul Akers. With a focus on growing people, Lean Together 2.0 is for…

WiM PA Chapter- Recapping June Meeting at LORD Corp

A Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Pennsylvania Chapter meeting was held on June 28th at LORD Corporation in Erie. Hosts and presenters for the meeting were Ashley Reith, Senior Manufacturing Engineer and Jackie Masek, Production Specialist. In addition to providing a…

Tech After Hours

by Charleen Beiter, Tech After Hours Adult Education Manager As an adult education initiative of Erie’s Public Schools, Tech After Hours is an innovative program that seeks to expand the successful career training programs at Erie High School by making…

Engage and Equip Your Team = Improvement Kata

Beating the competition, exceeding customer expectations, and growing profitably isn’t easy. Add to the mix – increasing customer demand, pricing and delivery pressures, and the need to continually improve. Getting to where you want to be just got more challenging.…

PTAC- Bringing a Competitive Edge

by Melissa Becker, Government Contracting Specialist, Northwest Commission PTAC The U.S. federal government, as well as state and local governments, purchase billions of dollars of goods and services each year, hundreds of millions of that is from small businesses. This,…

Building Your WEDnet Training Plan?

WEDnet (Workforce & Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania) supports Pennsylvania companies by investing in the training needed to upgrade the skills, knowledge and effectiveness of current employees. WEDnet was recently awarded an increase in grant funding and is now accepting…

Impacting Workplace Practices, Behaviors, and Results

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Congratulations to our manufacturers in Elk and Clearfield counties who recently concluded the NWIRC Lean Together™ program in that region. You are to be commended for your desire and commitment to have a workplace environment…