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…

NWIRC offers Advanced OSHA Compliance Training

The 2015 OSHA injury reporting standards are triggering a large number of site inspections. An inspection triggered through an injury reporting can be expanded into emphasis programs and any other observed issues. As such, the Northwest Industrial Resource Center is…

Benefits for manufacturers to register on newPA.com

The PA Department of Community & Economic Development is now offering a free, open enrollment to have Pennsylvania companies listed on their manufacturing website.  What’s in it for you? You can provide consumers the opportunity to purchase products made in…

Make Manufacturing Software Work For You

The NWIRC’s Morning Huddle series will begin in October with a focus on enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs), Make Manufacturing Software Work For You: Navigating from QuickBooks, Peachtree, or Excel to ERP. The program will be held on October 6,…