IATF 16949 Class Wraps Up Today in St Marys

The IATF 16949 Internal Audit Class is wrapping up today in St Marys. The 3-day course, geared for manufacturers with customers within the automotive industry, is led by Kevin Smith, President of Vie Associates. In October 2016, the International Automotive…

Financial Aspects of Exit Planning

by Susan Hileman, NWIRC Strategic Business Advisor Company owners are often disappointed when it is time to transition and they find out their business is worth less than they imagined. Or, they sell the business at a good price but…

Northwest Pennsylvania Broadband Initiative

Franklin, PA. (June 5, 2017) – The Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission is teaming up with Connected Nation to assess the current broadband (high-speed Internet) environment across the region and determine what can be done to improve access…

Wrapping Up an ISO 9001:2015 Class

Congratulations to all the participants at C&J Industries for completing the 3-day onsite ISO 9001:2015 Internal Audit class. Instructor Kevin Smith of Vie Associates offers a great interactive experience for the participants.  …

IRCs Generate $14-to-$1 Return on Investment!

An independent study by The Regional Economic Studies Institute at Towson University just confirmed that the Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs) generate an outstanding return on the Commonwealth’s investment! In 2016 alone, IRC engagements with Pennsylvania manufacturers facilitated the creation…