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…

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!…