DoD Compliance & Opportunity Forum

Plan to attend this forum If you are a manufacturing company working with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), or would like to explore this as a new market. The half-day program features experts in the field providing information on…

GR8T Manufacturing Hits the Road for Peer Connections

Mark your calendar to join the GR8T Manufacturing Partnership for a series of tours at manufacturing facilities throughout northwest PA! It’s an opportunity to connect with your peers from across the region and strengthen this sector partnership for a greater…

Celebrating the First Graduates of UAA at Crawford Tech

The Uniquely Abled Academy at Crawford Tech held a Winter 2023 completion ceremony on February 1st recognizing students of the very first cohort of this new program to the region, and first in Pennsylvania. This first group of students started…

Heavy Metal in NW PA

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Each year, I try to dedicate at least three of my articles to spotlight manufacturing companies across our 13 counties of northwest PA. I visit so many manufacturers that are doing incredible and interesting work…

CMMC Rollout 2.0

By Scott Dawson, President of Core Business Solutions, Inc. Will CMMC Finally Take Effect in March 2023? If you contract with the Department of Defense (DoD), you’ve probably experienced some confusion over the last few years. In 2019, the DoD…

Checking in on the Lean Together™ Reboot

by Molly Reichard, NWIRC, Culture Development & Training Specialist Last May, a group came together for a reboot of the popular NWIRC program, Lean Together™. These 21 participants, from 6 different companies, had previous success with Lean Together™ and implementing…

What’s in the Sauce?

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC I want to commend all who attended one of the three Spaghetti & Sales events that NWIRC held in November, and their companies. Surely, these individuals wanted to enjoy a great Italian dinner (bravo Luigi’s…