New Manufacturing Study Reports Challenges and Opportunities

A new study about the state of manufacturing in Pennsylvania reports that despite challenges in recent years, manufacturing remains the largest industry in Pennsylvania in terms of gross state product. These past and future challenges are analyzed and the team provides recommendations to maintain and grow our state’s important manufacturing sector. Key to these recommendations is support by the state through programs like the Industrial Resource Center. You can help by visiting and submitting a support email to your state legislators.


Read a summary of the study’s findings.


Manufacturing Study


NEPIRC Offers Flood Assistance

NEPIRC has developed a comprehensive plan of action to help manufacturers recover from the recent flood and return to full production as quickly and affordably as possible.  Read more…


NEPIRC Representative to Present Session at National Conference.

Robert Zaruta, Director of Palladium Business Growth Services for NEPIRC, has been invited to present at the Precision Metalforming Association 2011 Marketing & Sales Conference in Chicago, Illinois on August 25, 2011.

During his Recalibrate Your Revenue Engine session, Robert will speak on strategies and practices that companies can use to ensure the highest probability of consistently winning profitable business in today’s demand-poor, intensely competitive business environment. Robert will also cover methods that companies can use to simulate customer interest, create urgency for potential buyers to act, position their company as the provider of choice based upon unique value propositions and, ultimately, sell more profitably. Companies will learn about the six Systemic Performance Drivers and related key sub-factors that improve sales performance and how they can enhance their value proposition, more closely align their marketing communications, improve their point-of-sales interactions and better execute their overall sales strategies.

Established in 1988, NEPIRC enjoys a 23 year history of providing consultative services that enable companies to improve their productivity, sales, profitability and long-term business viability. Within NEPIRC, Robert Zaruta provides a mix of sales training, sales process reengineering, sales coaching and strategic planning services.


NEPIRC Director Testifies to House Committee

Eric Joseph Esoda, NEPIRC’s Executive Director,  testifies to House committee on jobs.
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NEPIRC Creates/Retains 1,645 Jobs in 2010
May 2011

An independent study recently concluded that client projects performed by NEPIRC – the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center – were directly responsible for the creation or retention of 1,645 northeastern Pennsylvania jobs in 2010. Those projects also enabled clients to invest over $17 million in regional expansion or modernization and led to over $182 million in new or retained sales. These results were accomplished within NEPIRC’s 11-county service area, which includes Bradford, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming counties.  Read Full Article…


Manufacturing still vital to Pa. economy

NEPIRC study also shows the industry is healthier than you might think
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Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC hosted the March 2011 meeting of the NE PA Consortium for Process Excellence.

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HawkMtn Labs – 2010 Small Business of the Year

NEPIRC congratulates our valued client HawkMtn Labs, Inc. for being awarded 2010 Small Business of the Year by The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce.


Congratulations Tobyhanna Army Depot

NEPIRC congratulates our valued client Tobyhanna Army Depot on the achievement of its 5th Shingo Award for Excellence in Manufacturing since partnering with NEPIRC for Lean Enterprise services.