Manufacturing Day at Reddog Industries

Today, Reddog Industries opened their doors to students from the Central Career and Technical School in Erie, PA for Manufacturing Day 2015. Congressman Mike Kelly also paid a special visit in order to tour along with the students. Northwest Industrial…

Manufacturing Day in Northwest Pa

Thank you to all manufacturers who will be opening their doors to the manufacturing future this Friday, for public and private events. Manufacturing Day is October 2nd and students from across the Northwest PA region will be learning more about…

Manufacturing Day is Every Day!

Manufacturing Day is every day at the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC). Our mission is to enhance the competitiveness and growth of small- and medium-sized manufacturers in northwest Pennsylvania by helping clients improve productivity and technology performance. National Manufacturing Day…

Area tooling trade group marks 50 years

Congratulations to the Northwest PA NTMA Chapter on their recent anniversary! The Northwestern Pennsylvania chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend as a member of the tooling trade organization. Leaders from…

Preventing and Responding to the Rise of Cyber-Attacks

John Persinger, Associate, MacDonald Illig Although the Sony, Target, and Home Depot data breaches dominated the recent headlines, manufacturers are also increasingly coming under attack from hackers. There are two specific types of attacks that are on the rise: (1)…

Upcoming OSHA Compliance Training Programs

NWIRC held an OSHA Compliance Training program last week in Erie to help manufacturers successfully prepare and complete an OSHA inspection. Additional sessions are scheduled for Franklin, St.Marys, and DuBois. Click here for the NWIRC Advanced OSHA Compliance Training Brochure.…

Another Successful HR Forum

Thank you to all who attended another successful HR Forum yesterday with presenter Kevin Smith of Vie Associates. The program “After the Classroom: Transfer Training to Results” generated some great discussion. Kevin offered information about how to tie training to…

R&E Tax Credits: Benefits for Manufacturers

Michael S. Neubauer, CPA, CVA, MBA McGill, Power, Bell & Associates, LLP What comes to mind when you hear the terms “research and experimentation” or “research and development”? If you tend to think of ground-breaking innovations or inventions, you are…