Realizing the Importance of Calibration

by Richard A. Litts, Founder and President, Litts Quality Technologies, Inc. We all have the pleasant experience of pulling into a gas station and deciding which grade to purchase for our vehicle. Sometimes our decision is based upon the manufacturer…

Lean Together™ Momentum Continues

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Over the last several months, participants of NWIRC’s Lean Together™ have seen several milestones. The first Lean Together™ 1.0 working group from Erie/Crawford Counties graduated in December, the Mercer County group reached their mid-term, and…

Potential Candidates at Pitt for NWIRC STEM Internship Program

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is on the road again today, attending the career fair at the University of Pittsburgh. Kim Stebick and Michael Griffith are meeting with candidates who are interested in doing a project-based internship at a manufacturer…

Programming Internship Available in Erie County

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is searching for a qualified student for a Programming Internship in Erie County. Our client is an industry leader of powder coating applications for engineered products and retail displays. They currently utilize a manually intensive…

The Impact of Low Temperatures

by Darren Sadowski, Advantage Energy Partners This winter season has brought record low temperatures to the Northeastern region of the country. These temperatures are dramatically increasing the amount of energy required to keep businesses operating at normal conditions. During cold…

Maintaining Your Quality Certifications

If you’re a manufacturer in northwestern Pennsylvania either maintaining or striving for a specific quality certification, Northwest Industrial Resource Center is here for training employees or onsite assistance. Check our training schedule regularly for internal auditor courses scheduled within our…

A Business Valuation Tool

by Susan Hileman, NWIRC Strategic Business Advisor If you’re like the majority of business owners, your business is your retirement plan. Therefore, you want to build value to maximize profits. In my article last month, we looked at 6 critical…