Recognizing 2017 Commitment to Erie Finalists

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) congratulates all of the 2017 Commitment to Erie finalists….and a special shout out to the manufacturers in the mix. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 19 at a special event. See all the finalists…

Are you prepared to survive a ransomware attack?

by Mike Estrich, Technology Strategist, Techworx “What just happened!?! How do we fix this? And, what is a bitcoin?” were the first words, albeit slightly more colorful, out of our client’s mouth four years ago when they fell victim to…

Energy Management: Systems and Savings

Energy is a critical component of any organization’s operations. Energy management helps to reduce costs through improved energy performance. Having an Energy Management System (EnMS) is key to achieving that performance. Michael McCann of PennTAP and Todd Kirkpatrick of First…

What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?- Become a Sponsor!

The What’s So Cool About Manufacturing student video contest is coming to Erie County. This competition features accurate images of today’s manufacturing environments and abundant career choices through the eyes of middle school students by having them do company research,…

How to Keep Employees from Leaking Information

By Cathy Szymanski Back in 2014, Code Spaces was murdered. The company offered tools for source code management, but they didn’t have a solid control over sensitive information- including their backups. One cyber-attack later, and Code Spaces was out of…

2 Second Lean Insights

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC The month of August marks a summer break for both of our Lean Together™ working groups. A good time to reflect and plan for the company visits in the coming months. Since initiating Lean Together™…