The Basics of ADMIP

The Advanced Diversified Manufacturing Industry Partnership (ADMIP) is an employer-driven collaborative aimed at advancing the manufacturing industry in the region through work-force training and development, pipeline enhancement, and advocacy initiatives. ADMIP encompasses six counties in northwest Pennsylvania — Erie, Crawford,…

Working Group Forming to Support Lean Culture

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is forming an operational excellence working group with the goal of helping companies who are looking to create and/or sustain a Lean culture. No matter where your company falls in the process of Lean manufacturing,…

Challenges for Leaders in Developing a Lean Culture

by Jerry Sobrowski, Six Sigma Master Black Belt Culture is often defined as a set of rules and standards shared by members of an organization, which – when acted upon by the members – produce behavior that falls within a…

If I Wrote a Letter to Santa

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC Taking the cue from a popular holiday song, Grown-Up Christmas List, I was considering the things that would be on my list if I were writing a letter to Santa this year.  Aside from the…

Manufacturers Can Benefit from LinkedIn

An upcoming program hosted by Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will help manufacturers learn the full potential of LinkedIn and how it can be a powerful resource to target new connections, provide useful information about your business, and keep tabs…

Northwestern PA Chapter of NTMA Named Chapter of the Year

CHARLOTTE, NC – The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) has named the Northwestern PA Chapter NTMA the Chapter of the Year.  This prestigious award is given to recognize the Chapter that excels in the areas of Chapter Organization, Chapter…

Plan Now for a STEM Intern to Move Your Project Forward

Through the STEM Manufacturing Internship Program, the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) facilitates identifying, screening, and selecting a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) college student for a manufacturers’ project. Our program has helped companies accelerate technology development and address…