Talking with an Ambassador for 2 Second Lean

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC If you’ve been reading my articles over the past few months, you know that I have journeyed hundreds of miles to some small towns to meet with manufacturers. The visits were to hear their stories…

Manufacturing eCommerce Success with Curt Anderson

With a new sense of urgency for entrepreneurs and manufacturers to create a strong digital presence, NWIRC is excited to host an eCommerce evangelist for manufacturers, Curt Anderson, during an upcoming no-cost webinar. The webinar, scheduled for September 15 at…

Upcoming Workshop Focuses on Engaging and Retaining Talent

NWIRC’s Employee Development Specialist and DDI Facilitator, Lisa Pustelak, will conduct a workshop on August 11 in Erie on a topic that is always at the forefront for manufacturers…engaging and retaining talent. The program will provide leaders with a model…

NWIRC’s Robert Zaruta Named President of PA IRC Network

Robert Zaruta, President & CEO of the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC), was recently named President of the PA Statewide Industrial Resource Center Network (IRCN). The PA IRCN is comprised of 7 nonprofit Centers located strategically throughout the Commonwealth. These …

Does Your Manufacturing Firm Have a Big Idea?

Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an award-winning, tech-based economic development program, is offering emerging entrepreneurs and small manufacturers the opportunity to participate in our fun, risk-free $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest.  In the past few years – maybe because of the popularity…