Manufacturing Day Outreach

It’s not too early to start planning for Manufacturing Day! NWIRC has announced a Manufacturing Day Outreach (MDO) Mini-Grant Program to encourage vocational, technical and trade high school student participation in Manufacturing Day activities on Friday, October 2, 2015. The…

NWIRC is hiring!

NWIRC is seeking a Program Coordinator for the Advanced Manufacturing Apprentice Program (AMAP).   The AMAP Program Coordinator manages and coordinates activities to connect Northwest Pennsylvania manufacturers with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) college students. Responsibilities include: 1) researching best…

Governor’s Impact Award Finalists Recognized

  NWIRC congratulates the following manufacturers in Northwest PA named as finalists for the Governor’s ImPAct Awards.       COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD FINALISTS American Refining Group Bradford Morgan Advanced Materials Coudersport Channellock Meadville   ENTREPRENEUR IMPACT AWARD FINALISTS          Elk…

NWIRC Sponsors ECommerce Day Forum

Learn. Get Inspired. Find Solutions. Build Relationships. NWIRC is a sponsor of this years’ eCommerce Day Forum scheduled for May 21st at the Ambassador Conference Center in Erie, PA. This full day event, hosted by eMarketing Learning Center,  is about…

Steps to Improve Your On-Time Delivery

By Craig Corsi, NWIRC Lean Specialist January 8, 2015 Do you know how much late deliveries are costing your organization? Some of the costs are immediate and obvious, such as disgruntled customers, premiums for freight, overtime pay and possibly customer…

Tech Fest & Manufacturing Day: Over 650 Students!

By Gerry Schneggenburger, NWIRC October 31, 2014 Question: if 80% of all manufacturers lack skilled workers, how can we get more students interested in new and upcoming opportunities? Answer: by showing them firsthand the opportunities in skilled and advanced manufacturing!…

Innovation Transfusion: NEED A SHOT?

By Michael Griffith, NWIRC Innovation Engineer August 18, 2014 Apple introduced the iPhone 6 last month incorporating new technology developments into its flagship product. Also launched were two of Apple’s newest consumer product offerings, illustrating the effectiveness of their innovation-based…