What Can Trigger an OSHA Inspection?

It’s probably ‘safe’ to say that safety is a top priority for manufacturers. Most companies try to be proactive in providing a safe environment for their employees. They also take similar measures with their customers and other visitors. According to…

4 Steps to Evaluate Customer Profitability

by Michael Griffith, NWIRC Manufacturing Technology Engineer Happy New Year! For many of our regional manufacturers, 2018 sales revenues gave plenty of cause for celebration. The U.S. economy is expected to have grown over 3% during 2018 and many northwest…

Coming Home

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Manufacturers will continue to feel the effects of workforce shortages in the New Year, from shortages of those with the specific skills required for a job to others with interest in on-the-job training to break…

Resources in Warren Region for Manufacturers Managing Change

We’ve all heard Einstein’s famously proclaimed definition of insanity: continuing to do the same thing over and over, and then expecting different results. Yet we continue to hear… “but that’s the way we’ve always done it” and people and processes…

Challenges and Resolutions

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Last year was a year of opportunities and challenges for manufacturers in our region. Greater emphasis on U.S. manufacturing, more aggressive reshoring strategies, a surging economy, and growing consumer confidence has had positive impact on…

How Do We Find Good People?

By Max Krug, Eminence Consulting One of the biggest challenges that organizations face when managing and growing their business is being able to hire and maintain good people. However, when performing evaluations of many organizations, one of the biggest issues…