Driving Impact for Manufacturers

NWIRC map serving manufacturers in 13-counties of northwestern PennsylvaniaNorthwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is a not-for-profit organization that serves small and mid-sized manufacturers throughout northwest and north central Pennsylvania. Through a private and public partnership business model, NWIRC is driven by the impact our consulting and customized training solutions have on our client’s business, the manufacturing industry as a whole, and our regional economy. We help manufacturers achieve and sustain top and bottom-line growth through the implementation of next generation manufacturing strategies, world-class improvement methodologies and best practices, advanced manufacturing technologies, and customized workforce training and skill development programs. NWIRC was created in 1988 as part of a state-wide initiative, and is one of seven centers that serve manufacturers throughout Pennsylvania.

Core Services

Business Growth

Developing strategy and using proven methodologies for creating a sales process, exploring new markets, attracting and developing new customers, and growing your business more profitably.

Continuous Improvement

Improving day-to-day processes, implementing standardized work, strengthening workforce capabilities, and building a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence with programs such as Lean Together™, Lean Champion Certification, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Technology Advancement

Assisting to identify and implement Industry 4.0 solutions, such as robotics; automation; ERP software; cyber network security; cloud computing; and data

Employee Development

Creating a workplace culture that attracts, develops, and retains employees through leadership programs, onboarding and training plans, and onsite coaching.