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NEPIRC Hosts National Manufacturing Day Luncheon

NEPIRC Executive Director Eric Esoda Featured on Business Leader’s Radio Show

Representative Mike Carroll Recognized for Dedication to Manufacturing

PA House Acknowledges Industrial Resource Center Impacts Upon Manufacturing Community

NEPIRC Promotes PA Manufacturers at International Plastics Expo

NEPIRC Launches Reshore2PA Website to Build PA-Based Supply Chain


Hitachi Metals Automotive Components (HMAC) Employees Complete Lean Specialist Certification Course

New Board Members – NEPIRC Board of Directors added new members to the board during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

Annual Results – NEPIRC Board of Directors recently released the results of NEPIRC’s operations for its 2013-2014 fiscal year.

International Intellectual Property Violations – NEPIRC Executive Director Speaks About Manufacturer Concerns at Department of Homeland Security Conference

NEPIRC Board of Directors Supports Local Robotics Team – The Board of Directors of  NEPIRC recently provided support to the Tunkhannock High School Tigertrons Robotics Team to further their progression through the national U.S. First Robotics Competition. With NEPIRC support, the team went on to win the Rockwell Automation Innovation in Control Award and placed as a Finalist in the Mid-Atlantic Region competition and Semi-Finalist in two other competitions across the country.

Regionally-Manufacturer Products Highlighted During Career Days – Eric Joseph Esoda, Executive Director of NEPIRC recently highlighted the everyday products used by students and their families at several Career Day events throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. In total, over 300 students, ranging from 4th grade through high school Juniors, became more aware of the range of food, household, medical, construction and military products made across the northeastern and northern tier regions of Pennsylvania.

NEPIRC Kicks off Reshoring Initiative – NEPIRC is spearheading a statewide initiative to bring manufacturing jobs back to Pennsylvania. Through collaboration with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Partners for Regional Economic Performance, Workforce Investment Boards, and other Industrial Resource Centers across Pennsylvania, NEPIRC will assist companies in more accurately assessing their total cost of offshore production or foreign sourcing of supply chain inputs and help them to find a Pennsylvania-based supply chain alternative.

NEPIRC Announces Impacts  – NEPIRC’s programs and services have enabled northeastern and northern tier of Pennsylvania manufacturers to realize more than $756 million in value and more than 5,600 jobs on the region’s manufacturing economy.




Article: Managing Millennials: Tips For Today’s SupervisorsEric Joseph Esoda, Executive Director/CEO, NEPIRC – A recent study conducted by the York College of Pennsylvania’s Center for Professional Excellence highlighted some alarming trends in recent college graduate readiness to enter today’s workforce.


NEPIRC, Meyers High School Partner for Careers in Engineering Event –  NEPIRC and Meyers High School partnered for a Careers in Engineering event that introduced students to career options in engineering, manufacturing and the applied sciences on April 26, 2013.

NEPIRC and ITIF Lead Global Landscapes Forum Discussion on Manufacturing Innovation – NEPIRC and the Innovation Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) provided an international audience of over 100 professionals, educators and business students at the King’s College Global Landscapes Conference.

Pennsylvania Senate Recognizes NEPIRC, IRC Network During Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center Day – The Pennsylvania Senate recognized the outstanding accomplishments of NEPIRC and its Industrial Resource Center Network partners in a formal resolution declaring March 13, 2013 as Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center Day across the Commonwealth.

SBDC-NEPIRC Collaboration To Promote Small Business Growth Through Localized Supply Chains – The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and NEPIRC recently announced a new collaborative initiative designed to promote regional small businesses through the creation of localized manufacturer supply chains. The initiative also has the potential of saving northeastern Pennsylvania manufacturers time and money by introducing them to local providers of goods, services, consumable maintenance supplies and subcomponents used within their manufacturing processes.

Robotics Open House to Showcase State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Technology – Keystone Automation, Inc., and JAM Works LLC  will host a two-day event that showcases the latest robotic and automation systems for manufacturing applications. These technologies will reduce costs and improve quality in manufacturing, with a goal of stimulating American manufacturing and creating new job opportunities in the region.

U.S. Manufacturing Surges in January – The U.S. manufacturing sector posted strong growth through January, expanding at its fastest pace in nine months thanks to an upswing in domestic demand and improved hiring among American factories.


64 Companies – Including 12 From NEPIRC’s Region – Poised to Capitalize on Rail Industry Opportunities

NEPIRC Begins Pursuit of Innovation Engineering Black Belt Certification

PA Manufacturers Eligible to Receive Customized No-Cost Analyses of How Broadband Technologies Can Improve Their Profitability

Manufacturers Now Able to Enroll in Exclusive UPS 70% Freight Savings Program

NEPIRC Clients Report $15.6 Million in Sales Impact and 176 Jobs as Result of NEPIRC Engagements

NEPIRC Brings Lehigh University-Inspired Manufacturing Leadership Institute Program to Regional Manufacturers

Northeastern Pennsylvania Manufacturer Selected as National Manufacturer of the Week

Four Regional Manufacturing Executives Selected to Play Key Roles in Statewide Manufacturing Initiative


NEPIRC elects officers

Gilroy earns Kaplan-Norton Balanced Scorecard certification

NEPIRC employees complete KAPE training


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