What’s So Cool – And the Winners Are….

The Awards Gala for the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing student video contest was held March 8th at Mercyhurst D’Angelo Performing Arts Center. Winners of the Northwest PA contest (Erie County) were announced in several award categories, including the Viewer’s…

NWIRC Career Opportunity- Strategic Business Advisor

Northwest Industrial Resource Center is seeking a Strategic Business Advisor for the territory of Erie and Warren counties. NWIRC is a catalyst for strengthening regional manufacturing – accelerating innovation, manufacturing transformation, and driving economic growth and job creation. To achieve…

Lean Together™ Visits IPEG in Franklin

NWIRC’s Lean Together™ (working group for operational excellence) is on the road again today. The group met for a tour and their monthly discussion at IPEG in Franklin, PA. Bob Puleo, IPEG’s Continuous Improvement Manager, led the group to highlight…

STEM Internship Program on the Road Again

NWIRC recently attended career fairs at the University of Pittsburgh and Youngstown State meeting with candidates who are interested in doing a project-based internship at a manufacturer in northwestern PA. Others are planned for later this month. These events provide…

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…