Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC)
Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is a public-private nonprofit partnership dedicated to serving small- to medium-sized manufacturers in the 13 counties of Northwest Pennsylvania. Being one of sixty Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers located throughout the U.S., the NWIRC provides high technology acceleration, advanced training, and management services to client manufacturers. NWIRC’s mission is to help manufacturers grow and prosper.
In 2014, the NWIRC managed projects with over 90 clients in Northwest Pennsylvania. The impact of our projects totaled $8.6 million in new client sales revenue, $2.1 million in cost savings, and $14.9 million in new business investment. We develop solutions, maximize management initiative efforts, and drive project results through our Strategic Business Advisors and consultants.
Our Mission is:
The NWIRC enhances the competitiveness and growth of small- and medium-sized manufacturers in northwest Pennsylvania by working with clients to improve productivity and technological performance.
* Manufacturing Technology Acceleration – next generation applied technology research & development services
* Lean / Continuous Improvement – cost reduction consulting services & training
* CoreValue Software – advanced business valuation & planning tools
* Facilitated Management Services – objective and high quality solutions & projects which includes linking with a strong network of service provider
NWIRC also provides a full-schedule of advanced manufacturing training programs, such as: Lean; ISO 9001:2015 Audit; Calibration Workshops; Arc Flash Safety; and many more. Visit our website www.nwirc.org for the complete training event schedule and additional information regarding our services.