Mfg Advanced Expo Featured Exhibitor: NEFF

Manufacturing Advanced Expo is coming May 10th. Meet one of the Featured Exhibitors: Founded in 1926, NEFF is a premier distributor for robotics, motion control, machine vision, pneumatic and safety solutions. Servicing 14 states in the Great Lakes Northeast regions,…

Manufacturing Advanced Expo is Coming to Erie

The Manufacturing Advanced Expo is coming to Erie May 10th…to showcase the latest manufacturing technology for regional manufacturers. More than 30 exhibits will feature and demonstrate the latest innovations, including collaborative robots, machine safety, energy saving solutions and more. The…

Tax Reform: Changes Ahead for Manufacturers

by Michael S. Neubauer, CPA, CVA, MBA McGill, Power, Bell & Associates, LLP The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Act”) is the most significant tax reform our country has seen in over 30 years. While most of…

IATF 16949 Internal Audit Training Scheduled for St Marys

Manufacturers currently certified in the previous ISO/TS 16949:2009 quality standard for the automotive industry or are looking to become certified, will need to comply with the revised IATF 16949:2016 by September 2018. In October 2016, the International Automotive Task Force…

What’s So Cool – And the Winners Are….

The Awards Gala for the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing student video contest was held March 8th at Mercyhurst D’Angelo Performing Arts Center. Winners of the Northwest PA contest (Erie County) were announced in several award categories, including the Viewer’s…

NWIRC Career Opportunity- Strategic Business Advisor

Northwest Industrial Resource Center is seeking a Strategic Business Advisor for the territory of Erie and Warren counties. NWIRC is a catalyst for strengthening regional manufacturing – accelerating innovation, manufacturing transformation, and driving economic growth and job creation. To achieve…

Lean Together™ Visits IPEG in Franklin

NWIRC’s Lean Together™ (working group for operational excellence) is on the road again today. The group met for a tour and their monthly discussion at IPEG in Franklin, PA. Bob Puleo, IPEG’s Continuous Improvement Manager, led the group to highlight…

STEM Internship Program on the Road Again

NWIRC recently attended career fairs at the University of Pittsburgh and Youngstown State meeting with candidates who are interested in doing a project-based internship at a manufacturer in northwestern PA. Others are planned for later this month. These events provide…