Micro Gainz: Walmart Open Call Success

Congratulations to Micro Gainz, a small manufacturer in Clearfield, PA, who recently announced their success with the Walmart Open Call event they participated in at the end of June. Owner/CEO, Michael Reed, first appeared via video on LinkedIn to let…

What Does ‘Back to School’ Mean to Manufacturers?

by Jennifer Pontzer, Director, Career Street We are all familiar with the notion that once we turn the calendar over to August, “back to school” becomes the mindset of many, but what does it mean to manufacturers? We have emerged…

ARC Grant Awarded: Economic Recovery, Readiness & Resurgence

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) recently awarded Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) a grant for $122,500 for their proposed “Economic Recovery, Readiness & Resurgence Program (ERRRP) to serve manufacturers located in Northwest Pennsylvania. The ERRRP will help companies off-set the…

North Central PA Manufacturing Wage and Benefit Survey

The North Central Workforce Development Board and Workforce Solutions invites you to respond to the: 2021 Manufacturing Wage and Benefit Survey This survey was developed at the request of the Next Gen Manufacturing Industry Partners from the North Central workforce…

Workplace Development is the New Workforce Development

By Matt Fieldman, Executive Director of America Works Growing up, my parents used to always joke that we needed a money tree to provide endless funding for my many expensive tastes. Today, American manufacturers joke that they need a “skilled…

Leading a Legacy

Experience and legacy are two words that come to mind when you visit Graham Stamping. Manufacturing has a rich history in Pennsylvania, and my recent tour at this company in Mercer County exemplifies that fact. They epitomize how a company’s…

Machining Concepts: Strategic Planning for a Path to Recovery

Machining Concepts (MC) is a contract machine shop located in Erie, PA specializing in precision CNC machining, drilling, boring, cutting,  mill and lathe work. The company produces high precision CNC machined parts for customers in various markets, including Aerospace, Electronics,…