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…

Change From Being a Vendor to Trusted Problem-Solver

Are you frustrated with your organization’s inconsistent sales performance or low percentage of wins? Tired of dropping your price to get the business? Your sales approach may include offering a pitch of the products and services you provide, and that…

Workshop for High-Accuracy Measurement and Inspection Technology

Today, the Proud Company is hosting a workshop in Erie about new profile technologies for high-accuracy measurement and inspections, including Cognex’s new In-Sight Profiler Measurement Sensor. This technology helps manufacturers to more efficiently eliminate defects, verify assembly, automate production, and…

Energy Efficiency Grant Program for Food Manufacturers

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is partnering with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) on an Energy Efficiency grant program specific to manufacturing within the food industry in the Northwest and North Central Regions of PA. Two grants covering all…