Focus on Manufacturing: Opportunities for Business Improvement

With the global marketplace constantly changing, your competition is looking for ways to serve customers faster and better with less cost. An upcoming Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) program will help manufacturers evaluate opportunities for their companies to get ahead,…

NWIRC to Host Arc Flash Safety Training in Erie

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will host an Arc Flash Safety Training geared for manufacturers on May 12, 2016 from 1-5pm in Erie. Arc Flash is a dangerous condition associated with the rapid release of energy caused by an arcing…

NWIRC Featured as WJET Newsmaker for Apprentice Program

Michael Griffith, Manufacturing Technology Engineer at the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC), was recently the featured Newsmaker on WJET TV discussing the Advanced Manufacturing Apprentice Program (watch the news clip below). With Summer just around the corner, college students are…

Doing Business with DLA Aviation- Basics for Manufacturers

by Melissa Becker, Government Contracting Specialist Northwest Commission, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense that provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and other federal…

NWPA-NTMA to Host 10th Anniversary of RoboBOTs on April 2

The Northwest PA National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) will celebrate their 10th anniversary of hosting RoboBOTS next month. Forty teams from 18 schools will participate in the competition which will be held at the Meadville Area High School on…

Spring Training Update- HACCP, Root Cause, and FMEA

The Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) has a full training schedule this Spring. Here are just a few updates: The March HACCP Certification course had to be rescheduled and is now being offered on April 20 and 21. Participants have…