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Wilkes-Barre, PA (May 2022) – The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC), headquartered in Hanover Twp., celebrated the opening of its Hazleton field office on Friday, June 10. NEPIRC’s new office, which includes access to a state-of-the-art in-person and virtual training room, is located within the CAN BE Innovation Center at 103 Rotary Drive, West Hazleton.


Attendees of the ribbon cutting included NEPIRC staff and partners, PA State Rep. Robert Schnee, representatives from the office of Senator Bob Casey and other dignitaries. Attendees received a tour of the new office and learned more about NEPIRC’s vision for its Hazleton location.


In conjunction with its newly announced Hazleton presence, NEPIRC announced a series of no-cost seminars and workshops that will be hosted at its Hazleton location during the months of July, August and September. To see the complete list of offerings, please visit the Training & Events page at  


“Manufacturing has been a driver industry in Luzerne County, and particularly within the Hazleton area, for many years. As the area’s manufacturing economy continues to grow through the expansion of existing companies and successful attraction of new companies, we want to make sure they know that NEPIRC is here to help them as their go-to resource,” said Eric Joseph Esoda. “Manufacturing in Hazleton is becoming increasingly high-tech, complex, diverse and innovative – and we’re eager to work with companies to embrace the opportunities and tackle the challenges that come with that kind of business evolution,” he added.


NEPIRC has similar expansion announcements slated for the future as part of its 2022-2023 strategic plan to assist more companies in modernization, talent development, quality improvement and specialized topical training. NEPIRC’s services are available to all manufacturers across an 11-county region of northeastern and the northern tier of Pennsylvania.





NEPIRC is a not-for-profit organization that provides world-class technical, engineering, consultative and training services to small and mid-sized manufacturers across an 11-county region of northeastern, northern and parts of central Pennsylvania. More information can be found at, via email to or by emailing Eric Joseph Esoda at

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