Northwest Commission to Host OSHA Update

The Northwest Commission Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will present a free training seminar entitled “OSHA Update” co-sponsored by Gannon University Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  Ms. Theresa A. Naim, Director of OSHA’s Area Office in Erie, Pennsylvania, will speak…

NWIRC to Host Arc Flash Safety Training

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will host an Arc Flash Safety Training geared for manufacturers on October 28th in St Marys, PA. Arc Flash is a dangerous condition associated with the rapid release of energy caused by an arcing fault.…

Cyber Liability Policy: Protecting Yourself from a Breach

By Alexander J. Domino,  AAI Domino Insurance Agency Most manufacturers today rely on some sort of network system to run their day to day business, which varies from using email applications to shop floor automation. Interruption of these systems or…

The Fundamentals of Small Business Information Security

by Bob Bengel, NWIRC President/CEO For years, large busi­nesses in the United States have been actively pursuing information security with significant resources, including technol­ogy; people; and budgets. However, the hackers and cyber-criminals are now focusing more of their attention on…

TechFest in the Works

Manufacturing Day 2015 may be over, but Northwest Pennsylvania manufacturers will again be in the spotlight as TechFest approaches. Here is a rundown of the event coming this December. TechFest: Manufacturing Technology Days is a technically driven event focusing on …

Prepare to be Lean in 2016!

If your manufacturing company is considering Lean for continuous improvement initiatives in the new year, Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) has upcoming programs to help you prepare. The Principles of Lean training will be held on Tuesday, October 27 from…

Congressman Mike Kelly Visits NWIRC

Last Friday, Manufacturing Day discussions continued at NWIRC on how to improve public-private services for the region among Congressman Mike Kelly,  President of SEPCO, Dan Ignasiak, and President and CEO of the NWIRC, Bob Bengel.…