Supporting Rural Manufacturing

window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-58954062-1'); by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Earlier this year, the Manufacturing Innovation Blog (powered by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership- MEP), published a post about the geography of manufacturing. The…

People-Centric Leadership

All are welcome to attend the Northwest Industrial Resource Center’s special Lean Together event – People-Centric Leadership – featuring ’employee involvement’ expert Stephen Ansuini. People-centric leaders focus on growing people as their key to success for continuous improvement. With over…

Manufacturing Advanced Expo Featured Exhibitor: TriMech

The Manufacturing Advanced Expo is coming to Erie on May 10th to showcase the latest advancements in automation technology, robotics, manufacturing, and how they affect and compliment the skilled workforce in northwest Pennsylvania. Vendors will demonstrate the latest manufacturing technology…

NWIRC’s Weible Certified in Improvement and Coaching Kata

Tom Weible, Strategic Business Advisor at Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) was recently certified by TWI Institute as a Toyota Kata (Improvement and Coaching) trainer, facilitator, and coach. According to the Author of Toyota Kata, Mike Rother, practicing the routines…

Manufacturing Advanced Expo Featured Exhibitor: Leading Marks

Manufacturing Advanced Expo is coming May 10th. Meet one of the Featured Exhibitors: Leading Marks Leading Marks, LLC partners with manufacturers to improve their marking & traceability processes. Solutions focus to improve legibility and safety while providing cost-savings and innovative…

What’s So Cool about Manufacturing Keynote Address

With the Northwest PA What’s So Cool About Manufacturing video competition in the history books, we thought we would share a special highlight from the awards gala last Thursday. Erie County Executive, Kathy Dahlkemper, provided the keynote as she addressed…