The Global Supply Chain, Desperate Times

by Joseph M. Joseph, Esquire, Dalko Resources, Inc Hardly a day goes by where we are not bombarded with news about the dysfunctional supply chain. In 2021, shrinking capacity and lack of equipment have seen disruptions and delays in supply…

Is CRP Now a Company Resiliency Program?

The COVID-19 Recovery Program (CRP) was initiated in June of 2020 as a collaborative effort by NWIRC and a regional network of partners to assist manufacturing companies through and beyond the pandemic. So far, there have been over 74 business…

Stepping Back in (Manufacturing) Time

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC As I continue to tour manufacturing facilities in the region, last month I stepped back in time with a visit to the new Sippy Historic Machine Shop in Saegertown, PA. Crawford County has a rich…

Debunking Myths of 3D Printing

by Dan Fernback, Vice President & Co-Founder, Juggerbot 3D 3D printing is a fast-growing manufacturing technology with the potential to disrupt the way engineers design, manufacturers produce, and businesses function. There are already 3D printers in laboratories, on shop floors,…

How Supplier Scouting Could Lead Manufacturers to Reshoring

The persisting crisis in the global supply chain has disrupted many small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) and put a premium on problem solving and short-term solutions for getting parts and supplies. While there are no easy answers to untangling these…

Cybersecurity Awareness – Resources for Manufacturers

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Here are some resources to help small and medium-sized manufacturers stay cyber-safe. Protect Your Control Systems Cybersecurity risk management is an important factor to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of the goods supported by…

How to Scout for Your Next Business Growth Opportunity

Manufacturers displayed an abundance of resiliency in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and about half say their manufacturing business will be thriving a year from now, according to the 2021 Manufacturing CFO Outlook Survey of middle market manufacturers. The pandemic…