Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will host the Manufacturers Growth Conference this coming May in St Marys (May 17) and Erie (May 18). Both conferences are sponsored by PNC, Knox Law, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners.

Being competitive and growing your business in a dynamic global economy is challenging. Our regional manufacturers have great assets of people, equipment, technology, and processes…but, the key is to maximize their potential. Join us to learn about world-class best practices from national and regional experts. Some of the topics planned are:

• breakdown jobs, standardize work, and train effectively;
• transfer years of knowledge to less experienced workers;
• find, develop, and retain good employees;
• identify new markets for diversification;
• generate qualified leads and acquire new customers

We are excited about our lineup of presenters. In addition to special keynote speakers, some of the presenters include:

Susan Mayer, Innovation Advisor at RTI International;
Dick Jackson, Director & Master Trainer with TWI Institute;
Kevin Smith, President of Vie Associates;
Attorney Robert Zaruta with Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett;
Brian Slawin, Regional Director/Portfolio Manager for Ben Franklin Technology Partners;
Attorney Jonathan D ’Silva with MMI Intellectual Property;
Joshua Curcio, COO with Protocol 80

In addition, special keynote addresses are planned. Erie’s conference will feature Keith Szewczyk, CEO/Director of Bliley Technologies, Erie and Rob Englert, President of Ram Industrial Design, Syracuse and former Erieite. The St Marys’ conference will feature State Representative Matt Gabler.

Watch our newsblog for more information and speaker spotlights.

Register at Manufacturers Growth Conference – St Marys or Manufacturers Growth Conference – Erie