Last year the NWIRC managed projects with over 90 clients in Northwest Pennsylvania. The impact of our projects totaled $8.6 million in new client sales revenue, $2.1 million in cost savings, and $14.9 million in new business investment. We know how to develop solutions to your problems, maximize your management initiative efforts, and drive project results through our advisors and consultants! Here’s what client’s think:

Speaking about the STEM Manufacturing Internship Program, Ashleigh Walters of Onex had this to say: “NWIRC found us a candidate that exactly matched the profile we were looking for, including the programming skills needed for the job. It’s really tough to find a good match like that and the process takes a lot of time.  We were able to give a student some real-life experience that, at the same time, resulted in project completion that is useful to our business growth."

December 2, 2016

 “Our emphasis has always been ‘safety first’, and with assistance from NWIRC, Sturgeon Consulting provided our plants and employees additional direction in the Master Safety Plan. We are assured of meeting all compliances while at the same time we have been able to lower our costs. It’s been a great program.”



Michael P. Walton, Jamestown Coating Technologies




January 25, 2016

"We appreciate the support that NWIRC provides to the region. Their apprentice program provided us a valuable candidate whose work will allow us to grow our business, better manage our costs, and improve through-put. Their service allowed us to find a highly qualified candidate in a short amount of time."


Molly Kelsey, CFO, Global Fabrication


January 25, 2016

""The NWIRC has been a great partner and has given us more information than other agencies in NW PA. They supported our efforts to establish a greater web presence and increase our customer count. They are true professionals with very fast response times and get it right the first time by truly listening to their clients."


Derek Dangelo, Owner and President, Dangelo’s Custom Built



January 25, 2016

"This kind of technology will attract more young people into
manufacturing. If our company didn’t keep up with technology we’d be out of business in less than ten years. The assistance of the NWIRC helped to solidify our direction and assisted in the pursuit and implementation of our new technology".


Dan Ignasiak, President of SEPCO


January 25, 2016

The Northwest Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center has been a valuable partner and very supportive of our strategic business planning and growth efforts. CORE Value is a great tool to complement that strategy.

Matt Wilson, President, Deist Industries, Hadley, PA January 29, 2015

The assistance that the NWIRC team brought to the table provided us with an infusion of new sales opportunities and skills.

Harry Boekeoo, G&R Machining, Warren, PA January 29, 2015

The NWIRC and their affiliated consultants were able to provide domain knowledge for our consideration within our strategic planning and new product development. Not only will we develop short term tests and developmental research based on their findings, we will consider utilizing their services for further technology exploration.

Kevin Downey, Whirley-DrinkWorks!, Warren, PA January 29, 2015

The NWIRC was instrumental in identifying the best management consultants and economic development partners available in the region. We ultimately were able to gain quality project proposals for our procurement consideration and we learned a lot in the process. They even introduced us to another complementary plastics manufacturer with an established presence in Asia for possible co-location and partnership opportunities.

John Beaumont, Beaumont Technologies, Erie, PA January 29, 2015

Viking appreciates the cooperation between the NWIRC, PennTAP, and the USDA to help identify and support the investment in improving our energy efficiency. All the partners were professional and easy to work with. We would recommend this program to other manufacturers.

Bob McMeans, Technical Services Manager, Viking Plastics, Corry, PA January 29, 2015