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…

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…