Resources in Warren Region for Manufacturers Managing Change

We’ve all heard Einstein’s famously proclaimed definition of insanity: continuing to do the same thing over and over, and then expecting different results. Yet we continue to hear… “but that’s the way we’ve always done it” and people and processes…

Challenges and Resolutions

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Last year was a year of opportunities and challenges for manufacturers in our region. Greater emphasis on U.S. manufacturing, more aggressive reshoring strategies, a surging economy, and growing consumer confidence has had positive impact on…

How Do We Find Good People?

By Max Krug, Eminence Consulting One of the biggest challenges that organizations face when managing and growing their business is being able to hire and maintain good people. However, when performing evaluations of many organizations, one of the biggest issues…

SEPCO-ERIE: Improvement Kata Makes Problem-Solving Second Nature

Founded in the mid-1960s, SEPCO-Erie has progressed from a one-man, one-car garage operation focusing strictly on electronics production to a 17,000-square-foot, air-conditioned facility that primarily works with CNC machining and ultra-modern tube cutting techniques to provide various components for local…

NWIRC Interview on WQLN

In case you missed the interview by NWIRC President Bob Zaruta on WQLN a few weeks ago….you can listen to it here. Zaruta talks with WQLN Radio and We Question & Learn’s host, Tom Pysz, about Northwest Industrial Resource Center…