R&E Tax Credit Briefing Scheduled in Meadville Next Week

Time and resources used for prototyping and developing molds, tooling, new products, or even new processes can be used to reduce the tax burden for manufacturing companies. The R&E Tax Credit is often thought of for ground-breaking innovations and inventions,…

Painting Regulation Changes

By Charles Haney, Pennsylvania SBDC’s Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) The PA Department of Environmental Protection has published a new regulation that will go into effect beginning January 1, 2017. ‘The Control of VOC emissions from Miscellaneous Metal Parts Surface…

QUALITY MANAGEMENT EVOLVES for AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

One of the automotive industry’s most widely used international standards for quality management, ISO/TS 16949, is evolving with the publication of a new global industry standard by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF). ISO/TS 16949, a technical specification for automotive…

Apprenticeship Programs are in The News

News about the success of apprentice programs to help close the skills gap are flourishing in the media. Here is an October 26th article in Industry Week, Remedy the Skills Gap with Apprenticeship Program. This activity reminds us about the…

NWIRC and Onex Featured on the Insider

In case you missed it…check out this episode of the Insider featuring the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) and Onex. This episode focused on how NWIRC helps manufacturers grow and become more competitive. Ashleigh and Drew Walters, from Onex, discussed…

Visit NWIRC at the Erie Business Showcase

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will be one of nearly 100 exhibitors at Erie Business Showcase 2016 on Wednesday, October 26th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center. We will be exhibiting all day and…