NWIRC’s Weible Certified in Improvement and Coaching Kata

Tom Weible, Strategic Business Advisor at Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) was recently certified by TWI Institute as a Toyota Kata (Improvement and Coaching) trainer, facilitator, and coach. According to the Author of Toyota Kata, Mike Rother, practicing the routines…

Manufacturing Advanced Expo Featured Exhibitor: Leading Marks

Manufacturing Advanced Expo is coming May 10th. Meet one of the Featured Exhibitors: Leading Marks Leading Marks, LLC partners with manufacturers to improve their marking & traceability processes. Solutions focus to improve legibility and safety while providing cost-savings and innovative…

What’s So Cool about Manufacturing Keynote Address

With the Northwest PA What’s So Cool About Manufacturing video competition in the history books, we thought we would share a special highlight from the awards gala last Thursday. Erie County Executive, Kathy Dahlkemper, provided the keynote as she addressed…

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…