My first year of experience with IRC has been very positive but also has provided me a lot of direction for future planning or projects. We started very green with CI and Lean and so we have more direction for 2020 verses what we didn't realize we wanted accomplish with our first project. Susan was great to follow up with the recap summary and PP presentation to solidify our goals and accomplishments - highly recommended for any project.
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Tom Weible is a great advocate for growing businesses. His knowledge and contacts in industry have helped us to grow our business.
I think this is a good service and I appreciate the assistance you have provided to us so far and am looking forward to working together in the future.
I use the NWIRC to find interns for our Marketing Department. Saves me time as I don't have to go to career fairs at the local universities. Michael & Lisa have a good understanding of our requirements and have provided great candidates.
At my first meeting for Lean Together, I was thinking ‘what did I get into, this won’t work for us’. But, after you learn more about 2 Second Lean, it’s awesome! It’s a way of thinking to make improvements and work together as a team. The biggest battle is getting people to ‘buy in’ and accept change. The program works, and I enjoyed learning about 2 second lean.
The folks at the NWIRC, and specifically the Strategic Business Advisor, were great to work with and we simply could not have achieved our ISO certification without their help. They worked with us from day one and continued to follow our progress throughout our quest in becoming ISO certification. I cannot even begin to say enough good things about his hands-on approach and follow-through.
The Northwest IRC was a great organization to work with. They provided help by listening and then being responsive, bringing resources to the table to address our need. This E3 assistance will ultimately make CTC a more competitive company and provide a more energy efficient and environmentally sound footprint. Thank you NWIRC!
In reference to their success with an Engineering Intern: “Matt really stepped up to become a valuable Sintergy team member. With his assistance on statistical process control and data collection, we are leaps and bounds ahead of where we were just a year ago.” Sintergy, Inc. CEO
Speaking about the STEM Manufacturing Internship Program: “NWIRC found us a candidate that exactly matched the profile we were looking for, including the programming skills needed for the job. It’s really tough to find a good match like that and the process takes a lot of time. We were able to give a student some real-life experience that, at the same time, resulted in project completion that is useful to our business growth."
Our emphasis has always been ‘safety first’, and with assistance from NWIRC, Sturgeon Consulting provided our plants and employees additional direction in the Master Safety Plan. We are assured of meeting all compliances while at the same time we have been able to lower our costs. It’s been a great program.