5 Things to Do Before Transitioning Your Business

By Jonathan Dane, CFA, CFP®, Defiant Capital Group Whether selling a business to a third-party, transitioning ownership to your children, or stepping back from day-to-day operations, it’s important you and your business are ready for the transition. Often times founders…

New NWIRC Board Chair, Sara Hanks of Wabtec

Sara Hanks, Senior Director of Project Management at GE Transportation (a Wabtec company in Erie, PA), was recently named Chair of the Board of Directors at Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC). Sara joined the NWIRC Board in April 2021, and…

Makers and Movers in Mercer County

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC I had the opportunity recently to ride along in Mercer County with Lisa Dach, one of NWIRC’s Strategic Business Advisors. It was a great day in so many ways, I had to share some of…

Eliminating ‘End of Month’ Syndrome

Max Krug, Future State Engineering  It is safe to say that many organizations face an abundance of challenges in trying to become a high-performing organization. “End of the Month” Syndrome is one of the major challenges that organizations struggle to…

Is Your Career in Manufacturing? What is Your Superpower?

Calling all manufacturing heroes! NWIRC is developing a social media campaign to run throughout Manufacturing Month in October. The goal is to feature career path stories of those working at regional manufacturing companies – from leadership to the shop floor…

Uniquely Abled Academy Accepting Applications

Applications are now rolling in for the Uniquely Abled Academy (UAA) at Crawford Tech. UAA is a CNC training program for individuals on the autism spectrum who are savvy with computer and math skills. The first 16-week cohort in Meadville…

Garner Opportunity with Supplier Scouting

Manufacturing companies across the U.S. continue to face supply chain challenges with many looking for either long-term or short-term solutions. Supplier Scouting, within the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network, is a formal process to provide and connect opportunities among…

Next Generation – Making a Difference NOW!

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC GR8T Manufacturing is back baby! After a pause of two years due to the pandemic, this next generation sector partnership, with a footprint of 8 counties in northwestern PA, reignited on June 22 at the…