Manufacturing Dream Team

NWIRC and Workforce Solutions are working collaboratively with industry and schools to promote careers in manufacturing. We have launched the PA Dream Team program in Jefferson and Clearfield Counties. This manufacturing Dream Team recently convened at the Penn State DuBois…

Find Your Next Path with a SWOT

By Lisa Pustelak, NWIRC, Strategic Planning & Culture Development Specialist Whether you do formal strategic planning or not, it is time to re-visit the SWOT. A SWOT Analysis is a review of your company’s Strengths and Weaknesses (these are internal…

Lean Together Again!

by Robert Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue – it’s wedding season! Since we are just coming out of a two year pandemic, the forecast is for the highest number of weddings in one…

McDowell Manufacturing Student-Run Enterprise Photo Shoot

McDowell Manufacturing was selected for a photo shoot by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network   Check out some of the photos of the students in the 2021/2022 class for McDowell Manufacturing, along with one of their customers, Advanced…

B2B Website Connecting Regional Manufacturers

The B2B website, TriState Manufacturers Marketplace (TSM), is showing big results with leads and collaboration among regional manufacturers. Developed and maintained by weCreate, a full-service industrial marketing and website design agency, the site is seeing steady growth from their ongoing…

Exploding Myths Of Organizational Change

By Chip Madera, MS, CSP When we believe a lie, it becomes our truth. The longer we keep telling ourselves that lie, the more we become certain that IT is the only truth. One lie leaders often perpetuate is that…

Getting Students ‘Hooked’ on Manufacturing

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Numerous organizations across the region are working to address workforce challenges in manufacturing, and many are working directly with schools to expose to the new, up and coming talent the vast opportunities available. NWIRC is…