A Lesson in What’s So Cool About Manufacturing

For those of you looking for a fun and educational activity for your kids at home during the COVID-19 school closings…. have them think about What’s So Cool About Manufacturing (WSCM)! Here is a Lesson Plan to prompt them to…

NWIRC’s Response to COVID-19  

The Northwest Industrial Resource Center is committed to exercising extreme caution in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, as well as continuing to serve the needs of our region’s manufacturers in the coming weeks and months. As a precautionary…

Women in Manufacturing: Learning From Each Other

Susan Hileman, NWIRC Strategic Business Advisor and Chair of Western PA Chapter of WiM “Don’t underestimate the power of women connecting and supporting each other at work.”  This was the beginning of a great article from the Harvard Business Review…

Cybersecurity Resiliency for Defense Contractors Seminar

Catalyst Connection will host a no-cost seminar, Cybersecurity Resiliency for Defense Contractors, on April 16 from 8:30am-3:00pm in Mars, Pa. With the Department of Defense (DoD) ramping up its focus on cybersecurity for the supply chain, manufacturers will need to…

PA Training to Career Grant Awarded for McDowell Manufacturing

Governor Tom Wolf recently approved funding support for a new initiative of the Millcreek Township School District (MTSD) and Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC). The Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development Manufacturing Training to Career Grant Program will provide…

Connecting Students with Manufacturers

By Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC This is an exciting time for middle schools and manufacturers across the Commonwealth as the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing (WSCM) regional student video contests start wrapping up. Within NWIRC’s 13-county footprint, there are 4…