Women in Manufacturing: Learning From Each Other

Susan Hileman, NWIRC Strategic Business Advisor and Chair of Western PA Chapter of WiM “Don’t underestimate the power of women connecting and supporting each other at work.”  This was the beginning of a great article from the Harvard Business Review…

Cybersecurity Resiliency for Defense Contractors Seminar

Catalyst Connection will host a no-cost seminar, Cybersecurity Resiliency for Defense Contractors, on April 16 from 8:30am-3:00pm in Mars, Pa. With the Department of Defense (DoD) ramping up its focus on cybersecurity for the supply chain, manufacturers will need to…

PA Training to Career Grant Awarded for McDowell Manufacturing

Governor Tom Wolf recently approved funding support for a new initiative of the Millcreek Township School District (MTSD) and Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC). The Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development Manufacturing Training to Career Grant Program will provide…

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…