Positioning Your Company to Attract and Retain Talent

A Pilot Program for North Central PA Enhancing your company culture by developing motivated, dedicated, loyal, and empowered employees improves communication, increases productivity, decreases waste, and lowers absenteeism. Ultimately, it positions your company to be more competitive for talent and…

B2B Website for Manufacturers for Regional Sourcing

GR8T Manufacturing (a Next Generation Sector Partnership for the 8 counties of Northwest Pennsylvania) is collaborating with regional website developer, weCreate, on a B2B website for manufacturers. The website is geared for manufacturers in the tri-state region (PA, OH, NY)…

The Rebound in Manufacturing

by Kenneth Louie, Ph.D., Director, Economic Research Institute of Erie; Associate Professor of Economics, Penn State Behrend, Black School of Business Along with the rest of the national economy, the U.S. manufacturing sector appears poised to experience a substantial rebound…

NWIRC Board Changes

NWIRC added new members to their Board of Directors, and recognized the contributions of those leaving, at a recent quarterly meeting. Outgoing board members include Art Aiello of St Marys Pressed Metals who served on the NWIRC Board since 1997.…

Start Small, Think Big with Your First IIoT Project

by Kiyan Klocker, Ectobox Industrial IoT has been around for a while now. It has proven time and time again to be very valuable to the manufacturers who take advantage of it. Decreasing downtime, improving lead times, machine learning, better…

COVID Recovery: Lessons Learned

by Susan Hileman, NWIRC, COVID-19 Recovery Program Manager It’s been over a year now of living in a COVID-19 cautious world. It is an understatement to say life has changed. From limited contact with other people to the dramatic fall…

Batter Up! A Recent Tour at BWP Bats

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Yes! It’s the middle of spring and summer is next in the lineup. Temperatures are rising, cardinals are singing, orioles are whistling, things are opening, and the words “play ball” are soothing. Baseball has forever…