Your Company May Benefit from R&E Tax Credits

Time and resources used for prototyping and developing molds, tooling, new products, or even new processes can be used to reduce the tax burden for manufacturing companies. The R&E Tax Credit is often thought of for ground-breaking innovations and inventions,…

ISO 50001 and SEP Certifications Work to Save Energy and Money

By Denise Bechdel, CEA, REM, REPA, REP Incorporating energy management best practices most often leads to sustained savings, continual energy performance improvement, and controlled costs. A couple of tools to help you get there include ISO 50001 and Superior Energy…

NWIRC Supports Your Continuous Improvement Initiatives

Check the NWIRC Event Schedule for some upcoming programs to enhance individual skills and support your company’s continuous improvement efforts.   ISO 9001:2015 Internal Audit November 15-17 (Meadville) January 17-19 (Erie) Statistical Process Control November 3 (St Marys) Failure Modes…

Planning for 2017 Sales Activities

By John Moore, Moore Power Sales Vision In manufacturing, there are often frustrations over the length of time it takes to close a sales opportunity and the lack of new opportunities  coming in. You don’t need to be held hostage…

Top Challenges for Regional Manufacturers

As part of the NIST MEP* survey each quarter, previous NWIRC clients are asked to identify the top three challenges their companies’ face. Over the past year, survey results have been consistent in showing those top challenges for the Northwest…

Salute and Celebrate Manufacturing

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC For generations, people have associated the month of October with Columbus Day, Halloween, and of course Octoberfest. Most would agree that these days and events represent important history and meaningful traditions while offering a time…