Challenges for Leaders in Developing a Lean Culture

by Jerry Sobrowski, Six Sigma Master Black Belt Culture is often defined as a set of rules and standards shared by members of an organization, which – when acted upon by the members – produce behavior that falls within a…

If I Wrote a Letter to Santa

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Taking the cue from a popular holiday song, Grown-Up Christmas List, I was considering the things that would be on my list if I were writing a letter to Santa this year.  Aside from the…

Manufacturers Can Benefit from LinkedIn

An upcoming program hosted by Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will help manufacturers learn the full potential of LinkedIn and how it can be a powerful resource to target new connections, provide useful information about your business, and keep tabs…

Northwestern PA Chapter of NTMA Named Chapter of the Year

CHARLOTTE, NC – The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) has named the Northwestern PA Chapter NTMA the Chapter of the Year.  This prestigious award is given to recognize the Chapter that excels in the areas of Chapter Organization, Chapter…

Plan Now for a STEM Intern to Move Your Project Forward

Through the STEM Manufacturing Internship Program, the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) facilitates identifying, screening, and selecting a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) college student for a manufacturers’ project. Our program has helped companies accelerate technology development and address…

Uncover Potential Process or Product Failures Before They Occur

A failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) helps uncover potential failures before they occur while investigating at-risk processes, components, or whole products. An upcoming training class offered by Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will teach you how to construct and…

STEM Internship Available in Erie County Next Year

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is searching for a qualified student intern to work on 2 specific projects at a company in Erie County. During the first phase, the intern will assist in building an application that will automatically screen…

ISA Course Wraps Up Today

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) and Process and Data Automation (PDA) hosted a week-long ISA (International Society of Automation) course that is wrapping up today. The course, Introduction to Industrial Processes, Measurement and Control provided the participants with enhanced understanding…