Your Future in Advanced Manufacturing

By Shane Cantrell, NWIRC Operational Specialist Technology is changing the world at a rapid pace. It’s most obvious by the phones, computers, and vehicles we use on a daily basis. For manufacturing companies, staying competitive requires implementing technology from robotics…

NWIRC by the Numbers and the Heart

By Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Each quarter, NWIRC and the other six Industrial Resource Centers in the state and 50 Manufacturing Extension Partnerships in the nation (every state and Puerto Rico) submit completed client projects to be surveyed by an…

Implementing 5S for an Organized Workplace

By Shane Cantrell, Operational Excellence Specialist, NWIRC It’s hard to believe that spring is here and many have already started their annual spring cleaning to do list. It’s an annual tradition this time of year to begin getting our dwellings…

The Shining City on the Hill

By Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC The shining city, or region in this case, is northwest Pennsylvania and the ‘Hill’ is none other than the U.S Capitol. On March 8th, about 250 leaders from around the country representing manufacturing companies and…

Supply Chains Keep ‘March’ing On

By Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC The month of March…Yes! There is so much good stuff to look forward to this month including the regular annual happenings of the first day of spring, March Madness, and St. Patrick’s Day, and this…