Plastic Manufacturing Supply Chain Meeting

The plastics industry in northwest Pennsylvania is anticipating supply chain growth with the addition of the Shell cracker facility in Beaver County. An invitation is being extended to leaders of plastic manufacturing companies in northwest PA to discuss whether an…

Solar Atmospheres Makes Impact with 2 Second Lean

Solar Atmospheres, a Hermitage PA manufacturer specializing in vacuum heat treating, is a member of NWIRC’s Lean Together™ working group in Mercer County. Company President, Bob Hill, embraced the 2 Second Lean methodology immediately at the group’s first meeting in…

Recognizing 2017 Commitment to Erie Finalists

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) congratulates all of the 2017 Commitment to Erie finalists….and a special shout out to the manufacturers in the mix. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 19 at a special event. See all the finalists…

Are you prepared to survive a ransomware attack?

by Mike Estrich, Technology Strategist, Techworx “What just happened!?! How do we fix this? And, what is a bitcoin?” were the first words, albeit slightly more colorful, out of our client’s mouth four years ago when they fell victim to…

Energy Management: Systems and Savings

Energy is a critical component of any organization’s operations. Energy management helps to reduce costs through improved energy performance. Having an Energy Management System (EnMS) is key to achieving that performance. Michael McCann of PennTAP and Todd Kirkpatrick of First…

What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?- Become a Sponsor!

The What’s So Cool About Manufacturing student video contest is coming to Erie County. This competition features accurate images of today’s manufacturing environments and abundant career choices through the eyes of middle school students by having them do company research,…