Directors of the Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Centers, including NWIRC’s Robert Zaruta, recently convened in Harrisburg to attend a meeting of the House and Senate Manufacturing Caucuses. The purpose of the meeting was for House and Senate members to hear first-hand, from PA manufacturers, about their future challenges and requirements for growth- including workforce development and advanced manufacturing technology and processes.

PA State Representative, Donna Oberlander, posted on your Facebook page about the meeting, “As co-chairman of the House Manufacturing Caucus, I had the opportunity to meet with manufacturers, around the state along with our Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs), to learn more about how we as policymakers can better help them. Manufacturing is literally the backbone of local economies, and our caucus seeks to support research and policy developments, in addition to raising the profile of the industry throughout Pennsylvania. After our meeting, it was my pleasure to join several of our manufacturers for the presentation of House Resolution 474, which designated Oct. 4, 2019, as Manufacturing Day in Pennsylvania.”