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…

Governor’s Impact Award Finalists Recognized

  NWIRC congratulates the following manufacturers in Northwest PA named as finalists for the Governor’s ImPAct Awards.       COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD FINALISTS American Refining Group Bradford Morgan Advanced Materials Coudersport Channellock Meadville   ENTREPRENEUR IMPACT AWARD FINALISTS          Elk…

NWIRC Sponsors ECommerce Day Forum

Learn. Get Inspired. Find Solutions. Build Relationships. NWIRC is a sponsor of this years’ eCommerce Day Forum scheduled for May 21st at the Ambassador Conference Center in Erie, PA. This full day event, hosted by eMarketing Learning Center,  is about…