Manufacturer Collaboration is Growing!

by Robert Zaruta, NWIRC President/CEO There is a flurry of activity that centers on collaboration in order to strengthen manufacturing in our region. Companies are working together to increase the awareness of career opportunities for youth and dislocated workers, to…

Panel Discussion Features Regional Manufacturers

NWIRC and Steel Valley Authority will host a program on succession planning on July 31 from 1:00-4:30 pm at FICDA in Franklin, PA. The program will feature a panel discussion with regional manufacturers who will share their stories of succession…

NWIRC Special Edition Newsletter – Industry 4.0

NWIRC recently mailed a Special Edition Advisor newsletter focusing on Industry 4.0 to manufacturers in northwestern PA. The piece includes some great resources for companies just getting started with ‘smart manufacturing’ or looking for guidance on determining areas of focus.…

ARC PA MAKES Mini-Grant Program

The ARC PA MAKES Mini-Grant Program, funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), is designed to assist the coal impacted community’s response to negative economic factors. Assistance focuses on diversifying and growing small and medium sized manufacturers through strategic efforts…

Succession Planning and ESOP Programs

Succession Planning Workshops are scheduled for Franklin (June 18) and DuBois (July 23) for companies looking to either begin a plan or need guidance on moving a plan forward. Leaving a business successfully means the company is well positioned for…