Morning Huddle Series

NWIRC will host brief educational sessions throughout our 2015/2016 training season on topics to help manufacturers fine tune their business. The schedule of topics for these sessions, branded as the Morning Huddle, can be found on our website at http://www.nwirc.org/training-and-events/schedule/.…

NWIRC Welcomes New Program Coordinator to the Team

Gretchen Reinard has joined NWIRC as the Program Coordinator for the Advanced Manufacturing Apprentice Program (AMAP). She will manage and coordinate apprenticeships that connect client Northwest PA manufacturers with regional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) University and technical school…

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…