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NEPIRC News – Volume 09 | July 2021

NEPIRC News – Volume 08 | June 2021

Regional Manufacturers Experience Dynamic Growth; Rebound Quickly with NEPIRC Assistance

Wilkes-Barre, PA., July 12, 2021 – The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) closed out its most recent fiscal year on June 30, 2021, with reports of dynamic growth and much faster than expected COVID-19 recovery among its manufacturing clients over the past year. Throughout the past 12 months, NEPIRC assisted more than 400 manufacturers…

NEPIRC News – Volume 07 | May 2021

NEPIRC News – Volume 06 | April 2021

NEPIRC Manufacturing Clients Increase Sales, Create Jobs & Invest in Expansion Despite Pandemic-Related Challenges

Wilkes-Barre, PA., March 24, 2021 – According to the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center’s (NEPIRC’s) recently-released annual impact report, the organization’s manufacturing clients realized $95.5 million of new and retained sales and $12.6 million of cost savings as direct results of NEPIRC’s consultative services throughout 2020. Those impacts allowed their clients to create and retain…

NEPIRC News – Volume 05 | March 2021

Legal Aspects of COVID-19 Vaccination for Employers Webinar Resources

Click HERE to easily download the presentation slide deck, along with the webinar’s FAQ document, which contains the questions posed by attendees during the presentation. Click HERE to see the FAQ

Leading Technology Institute Report: Manufacturing Sector Top Contributor to Economy in 31 of 67 Pennsylvania Counties; 2nd Largest Sector in Commonwealth

A February 2021 report issued by the State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI), a national research, education and information organization dedicated to supporting prosperity nationwide, identified the manufacturing sector as a critical component of Pennsylvania’s existing economy and future economic vitality. More specifically, the report, which analyzed Gross State Product (GSP) and Gross Domestic Product…

Study Quantifies Impact of Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program – With Pennsylvania Affiliates a Prominent Contributor

A January 2021 study by Summit Consulting, a New Jersey-based quantitative research firm, and independent analysts from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research of Michigan found that the National Institute of Standards & Technology’s (NIST’s) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program generates substantial financial returns for the U.S. Treasury by creating jobs, increasing profitability…

NEPIRC News – Volume 04 | February 2021

NEPIRC News – Volume 03 | January 2021

Manufacturing and the PA Industrial Resource Centers: Drivers of Pennsylvania’s Economy Video

Many thanks to Coal Creative for partnering with the Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs) in the creation of their 2020 annual report video. This video outlines the strides our state’s manufacturing industry has made this year in terms of the number of established manufacturing companies, job creation, dollars of goods produced and the number of…

NEPIRC’s Ray Kryeski and Brian Matyjevich Attain AS 9100:2016 Certification

WILKES-BARRE, PA (November 2020): The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) is pleased to announce that two of its staff members, Ray Kryeski, Mechanical Engineer, and Brian Matyjevich, Lean Enterprise Consultant, recently attained their AS 9100:2016 certifications. As a result, the pair will host NEPIRC’s AS 9100:2016 Revision D Internal Auditor Training in spring 2021.…

NEPIRC President & CEO Appears on Local TV Show, PA Live

In early November, NEPIRC President & CEO, Eric Joseph Esoda, was interviewed by Chris Bohinski for Eyewitness News WBRE WYOU’s PA Live show. During the interview, Eric discussed the importance of the manufacturing sector on our local economy. He also touched on the no-cost COVID-19 services and resources NEPIRC offers, along with how the manufacturing…

NEPIRC News – Volume 02 | December 2020

NEPIRC News – Volume 01 | November 2020

NEPIRC TO HOST FREE VIRTUAL MANUFACTURING DAY

WILKES-BARRE, PA (September 2020): The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) will host its annual Manufacturing Day event on Friday October 2nd, 2020. This year’s Manufacturing Day is free to all manufacturers and will be streamed virtually thanks to our partner, Coal Creative. When registering, attendees will have the option to select from a number…

Strong First Six Months for Manufacturers

Pennsylvania Manufacturers, IRC Clients Report Strong Sales, Jobs & Investment Levels Over First Six Months of 2020 WILKES-BARRE, PA (September 2020): The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) reported that statewide Industrial Resource Center (IRC) manufacturing clients realized $252.4 million in new and retained sales and $15.3 million in cost savings during the first six…

NEPIRC Provides Free COVID-19 Recovery Recommendation Reports To Regional Manufacturers

WILKES-BARRE, PA (July 2020): The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) is providing free COVID-19 Recovery Recommendation Reports to small and mid-sized manufacturers throughout northeastern and the northern tier of Pennsylvania. NEPIRC’s effort is a direct result of CARES Act funding provided to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)…

Governor Wolf Announces PA Innovation Plan

Additional investment in Industrial Resource Centers will accelerate use of advanced manufacturing technologies. WILKES-BARRE, PA (Jan 30, 2020) – Governor Tom Wolf recently revealed his proposed 2020-21 budget for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. That budget includes a $2.5 million increase for the Industrial Resource Center (IRC) network across Pennsylvania to expand their capacity to deliver…

2020 Upjohn Report Identifies Significant Returns on State Investment in PAMEP and IRCs

WILKES-BARRE, PA (Jan. 27, 2020)  A study released earlier this month by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research concluded that Pennsylvania Manufacturing Extension Partnership (PA MEP) operations, as implemented by statewide Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs), provide a one-year return of $7.5:$1 on state funds invested in the program. PA MEP serves as Pennsylvania’s center…

ARC PA MAKES Mini-Grant Program

ARC PA MAKES Mini-Grant Program Introduction The ARC PA MAKES Mini-Grant Program is funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission and features grants available only through local Industrial Resource Centers, including NEPIRC. The PA Makes Mini-Grant Program designed to assist manufacturers within regions of Pennsylvania that were once dependent upon the “coal economy” diversify and grow.…

NEPIRC Board of Directors Elects New Officers

Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Board of Directors of NEPIRC – the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center – elected new officers at its Annual Meeting held in Hanover Township on October 19, 2018.   Mr. Gregory Stanton, PE, Vice President/GM of Helmet Operations at Gentex Corporation in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, elected to lead NEPIRC’s Board of Directors…

NEPIRC to Host Three Annual Manufacturing Day Events

National Manufacturing Day recognizes the impact of manufacturing upon the U.S. economy, highlights manufacturing’s value to communities across the nation and raises awareness of high-paying manufacturing careers. Manufacturing Day efforts provide business leaders, legislators, educators, media and the community at large with timely information about the innovations, technologies, career options and best practices that exist…

Efforts to Accelerate Manufacturer Growth and Job Creation Yield Dynamic Return to Treasury, Community and Families

An April, 2018 analysis by the W.E. Upjohn Institute concluded that the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program generates an economic and financial return of more than 14:1 on the $128 million annually invested by the federal government. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program is an initiative of the…

NEPIRC’s Manager of Information Systems Receives Certified Ethical Hacker Certification

Randy Yash, Manager of Information Systems at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC), recently attained Certified Ethical Hacker Certification (CEH). The prestigious CEH designation is awarded to individuals who have successfully completed an examination that demonstrates the ability to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in computer systems using the same knowledge and tools as…

Public Voting Begins for “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Northeast Campaign

Public voting for northeastern Pennsylvania’s inaugural “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” (WSCM) Student Video Contest will open Monday, March 19, 12:01 am and run until Wednesday, March 21, 11:59 pm at the new www.whatssocool.org website. Everyone throughout the northeastern Pennsylvania community is welcome and encouraged to vote! The video with the most votes will receive…

NEPIRC Highlights Manufacturing Job Creation and Growth with Release of 2017 Year In Review

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) released its 2017 Year in Review, a document that summarizes NEPIRC’s single-year accomplishments in four (4) key areas for local manufacturers: • Generating Client & Community Impact • Introducing Industry-Driven Services • Accelerating Regional Innovation & Industry 4.0 • Being a Champion of Manufacturing During 2017, NEPIRC client…

NEPIRC Brings “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” To Northeastern PA

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) is proud to announce their inaugural year of a regional “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” video contest for middle school students. The “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” initiative gives 8th graders from schools within Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties the opportunity to connect directly with local…

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