ARC PA MAKES Mini-Grant Program

The ARC PA MAKES Mini-Grant Program, funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), is designed to assist the coal impacted community’s response to negative economic factors. Assistance focuses on diversifying and growing small and medium sized manufacturers through strategic efforts…

Succession Planning and ESOP Programs

Succession Planning Workshops are scheduled for Franklin (June 18) and DuBois (July 23) for companies looking to either begin a plan or need guidance on moving a plan forward. Leaving a business successfully means the company is well positioned for…

Webinar Series Geared for Machine Shops

A series of free webinars geared for machine shops was recently developed by the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP), (a sister-MEP Center to Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC). Small machine shops and fabricators in northwestern PA are often small with…

Lean Together Cohorts Are Now Forming

A new cohort for Lean Together 1.0 is starting up in July. Now is the time to get on board if your company has been struggling to get continuous improvement initiatives started or to keep the momentum going in the…

Positive Impact of Student Interns

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC With summer almost here, many college and university students have already started their summer internships (or will be soon). For many manufacturing companies in our region, hosting a summer intern isn’t just about giving a…

Look to NWIRC for Help Growing Your Manufacturing Company

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) offers strategy and proven methodologies to explore new markets, attract new customers, and grow your business. For companies without the time or resources to work on growing the company, a good starting point is a…