March Madness of Training

March Madness is approaching! No, we’re not talking basketball at Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC). We’ve got a busy schedule of training programs for area manufacturers. Take a look and click on the topic for more details: Failure Modes &…

Are You Thinking about IATF 16949 Yet?

In October 2016, International Automotive Task Force (IATF), published a revised automotive industry standard to replace ISO/TS 16949:2009. Shortly after the release of the new standard, a blog post by Mark Whitworth, CEO of EASE, cited “5 Critical Things to…

Cybersecurity BootCamp Presenter Spotlight: John Persinger

John Persinger, Associate at MacDonald Illig, is one of the featured presenters at the upcoming Cybersecurity BootCamp on March 28th, hosted by Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC), Northwest Commission, and Gannon Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Persinger will offer legal…

How Can Your Company Benefit from Being ISO 14001 Certified?

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will offer an introduction to ISO 14001 featuring Korin Giles of Urban Engineers. She will guide companies through the steps of developing, implementing, and registering an Environmental Management System (EMS). In addition, EMS benefits, related…

Facts About Manufacturing

This newly released infographic by NIST MEP (National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership), Facts about Manufacturing, contains industry, workforce and manufacturing data and statistics showing the critical role manufacturing plays in the U.S. economy.  …

Intro Classes Explain Six Sigma Tools and ISO 14001

If you’ve wanted to gain more information about manufacturing-related topics to help your company, Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) has some upcoming classes to explain the basics. Using Six Sigma Tools Small organizations often don’t have the resources (time, people,…