The NWIRC has been a great partner and has given us more information than other agencies in NW PA. They supported our efforts to establish a greater web presence and increase our customer count. They are true professionals with very fast response times and get it right the first time by truly listening to their clients.
We know how to develop solutions to your challenges, maximize your management initiative efforts, and drive project results through our advisors and consultants! Here’s what client’s think:
This kind of technology will attract more young people into manufacturing. If our company didn’t keep up with technology we’d be out of business in less than ten years. The assistance of the NWIRC helped to solidify our direction and assisted in the pursuit and implementation of our new technology.
The Northwest Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center has been a valuable partner and very supportive of our strategic business planning and growth efforts. CORE Value is a great tool to complement that strategy.
The assistance that the NWIRC team brought to the table provided us with an infusion of new sales opportunities and skills.
The NWIRC and their affiliated consultants were able to provide domain knowledge for our consideration within our strategic planning and new product development. Not only will we develop short term tests and developmental research based on their findings, we will consider utilizing their services for further technology exploration.
The NWIRC was instrumental in identifying the best management consultants and economic development partners available in the region. We ultimately were able to gain quality project proposals for our procurement consideration and we learned a lot in the process. They even introduced us to another complementary plastics manufacturer with an established presence in Asia for possible co-location and partnership opportunities.
Viking appreciates the cooperation between the NWIRC, PennTAP, and the USDA to help identify and support the investment in improving our energy efficiency. All the partners were professional and easy to work with. We would recommend this program to other manufacturers.
The NWIRC has been a great partner and very helpful with our efforts at reducing costs and helping develop appropriate KPIs to monitor our team performance.
We have some new contracts coming up, so this was good timing. Our employees will have a fresh, clean approach. 5S has given them a goal for excellence and this training moves them in that direction.
The NWIRC’s Lean Champion program provided me with practical, simple, real world tools that translated into lasting results. We completed a few projects the first year which generated cost savings in excess of $10,000.