Using Lean in the Office

Most in the manufacturing industry know about lean successes for manufacturing processes and applications. However, many don’t think about applying lean principles to administrative processes or, if they do, struggle with applying the concepts. Lean principles focus on reductions in…

Growing Your Topline Profitably

by Bob Zaruta, NWIRC President/CEO Sales may be up, but are your profit margins where they should be, or could be? Let’s face it, not all customers are a good fit.  Relationships, conditions, and terms change over time. Certainly, your…

Pennsylvania Manufacturing Day 2018

This Oct. 5, Pennsylvania is joining the celebration for National Manufacturing Day to help promote the fulfilling career opportunities offered by the PA manufacturing industry. Help us spread the word about modern manufacturing, its positive impact on the economy, and…

WiM Western PA Chapter Holiday Gathering at Daffin’s Candies

The next WiM Western PA Chapter meeting is the holiday gathering on November 29 from 3:00pm-5:30pm at Daffin’s Candies (www.daffins.com) in Farrell, PA. Dr. Ellen Van Oosten, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University will be the…

Growing a Team of Problem-Solvers

by Lisa Pustelak, NWIRC Strategic Business Advisor and Employee Development Specialist Sometimes it seems much easier to put a bandage on a problem and move on to the other ten things we have on our desk or out on the…

MFG Day Industry Forum – Talking About Culture

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC), along with Workforce Solutions, DuBois Area Chamber of Commerce, and Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC), will host an MFG Day Industry Forum and Luncheon on October 9th in Dubois, PA. The over-arching theme is a discussion…

Growing Sales Revenue is Not Everything

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC NWIRC strives to be the first line of response to assist small and mid-sized manufacturers address their most pressing business issues, improve their competitiveness, and achieve their growth goals. When we see common needs and…

Mfg Day Industry Forum and Luncheon Scheduled in DuBois

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is partnering with the DuBois Area Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Solutions, and Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC) to present the MFG Day Industry Forum and Luncheon on Tuesday, October 9th at the DuBois Country Club. The…