Retirement Best Wishes

  The NWIRC Family wishes Ron May, Director of Operations and IT Administration, the best of luck as he retires at the end of June 2015. He joined the NWIRC in July, 2011 after serving for seven years at eBizITPA…

NWIRC Helps SEPCO Automate for Success

NWIRC recently provided assistance to South Erie Production Company (SEPCO) for their robotics project. Visit the Success Story page to read about how SEPCO automates for success.    …

Educational Opportunity: Total Cost of Ownership

How does a company decide whether to produce and source domestically or offshore?  More and more manufacturers are completing a Total Cost of Ownership Analysis (TCO) to compare the total costs of sourcing offshore versus domestically.  A TCO Analysis considers…

Congratulations to Governor’s Impact Award Winners!

  The 3rd Annual Governor’s Impact Awards were announced at a ceremony on May 21, 2015. NWIRC congratulates this years’ award recipients who are manufacturers’ in our region.       COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD: American Refining Group (Bradford)   ENTREPRENEUR…

Lean 5S Training

Due to popular demand, NWIRC has added a Lean 5S Training to the schedule for June 25th. This program has an option of 1-day classroom instruction or a 4-day package which includes the classroom instruction and 3 days onsite at…

Engineering Apprentices Fill Skills Gap for Manufacturers

by Michael Griffith Innovation Engineering Specialist, NWIRC The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte recently released their third skills gap study: The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing 2015 and Beyond. This report suggests that a widening skills gap over the next decade…

Manufacturing Day Outreach

It’s not too early to start planning for Manufacturing Day! NWIRC has announced a Manufacturing Day Outreach (MDO) Mini-Grant Program to encourage vocational, technical and trade high school student participation in Manufacturing Day activities on Friday, October 2, 2015. The…

NWIRC is hiring!

NWIRC is seeking a Program Coordinator for the Advanced Manufacturing Apprentice Program (AMAP).   The AMAP Program Coordinator manages and coordinates activities to connect Northwest Pennsylvania manufacturers with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) college students. Responsibilities include: 1) researching best…