NWIRC Enhances Use of Technology for Manufacturers

The Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) mission is to enhance the competitiveness and growth of small- and medium-sized manufacturers in northwest Pennsylvania by working with clients to improve productivity and technology performance. We thought this article (see link below) discussing…

TechFest Sponsorships

TechFest is a technically driven event focusing on advanced careers and opportunities within the manufacturing industry for youth and adults. This year, the two-day event will be held on December 9th and 10th at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center. The…

Are You Ready for Automation?

by Michael Griffith, Manufacturing Technology Engineer Being a competitive manufacturer in the global marketplace means reducing your cost of operations, reacting quickly to customer needs, and utilizing technology and a skilled workforce to increase manufacturing efficiencies. All of which can…

Register for Manufacturing Day 2015

It’s not too early to plan activities for this year’s Manufacturing Day on October 2. Manufacturing Day is an annual national event executed at the local level and supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job…

See You on the Radio!

The Northwest Industrial Resource Center’s (NWIRC) Gerry Schneggenburger, Chief Operating Officer and Michael Griffith, Manufacturing Technology Engineer, recently spent some time at WQLN. Tom Pysz, host of WQLN radio show We Question & Learn, interviewed them for an episode of…

Transferring Training into Results

Training is a significant investment for organizations, but sometimes training falls flat in terms of actual improvements in the workplace. So how do leaders ensure training investments will pay off?  NWIRC will present a special HR Forum in September to…

10 Most Commonly Cited Reasons for Reshoring

Supply chains, while once confined to domestic suppliers and U.S. based locations, have stretched around the world as companies seek to source quality goods at the lowest possible cost. Unfortunately, manufacturers have found that with this cost-driven decision comes increased…