MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center



  • Business Journal Features MRC 30th Anniversary

    Posted in News on August 29th, 2018

    The Lehigh Valley Business Journal published a feature article entitled, “Manufacturers tap MRC for advice, training and connections.”  This article can be viewed on their digital news site,

  • $1M State Grant for Sheet Metal School in Hamburg

    Posted in News on August 29th, 2018

    BerksBIZ By Wendy Solomon Posted August 23, 2018 at 11:06 AM Sheet Metals Workers Local 19 was awarded the grant to build the post-secondary school at 102 Windsor Ave., which is expected to cost $2.6 million. The 12,000-square-foot facility will… READ MORE

  • EnerSys to Increase its Aerospace and Defense Business

    Posted in News on August 29th, 2018

    BerksBIZ By Wendy Solomon Posted August 24, 2018 at 10:38 AM “We are experiencing strong demand for advanced batteries for multiple advanced weapon platforms, as well as order growth for tactical vehicles, satellites and missile defense systems,” David M. Shaffer,… READ MORE

  • Craft Brewers 7th Annual Meeting of the Malts

    Posted in News on August 29th, 2018

    Lehigh Valley Business Journal By Brian Pedersen Posted August 24, 2018 at 10:57 AM More than 500 people gathered for the seventh annual Meeting of the Malts at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Thursday, August 23rd, to celebrate… READ MORE

  • Preparing for Smart Manufacturing

    Posted in News, Smart Manufacturing on August 6th, 2018

    Published June 6, 2018 | Industry Today What exactly is Smart Manufacturing and how do manufacturers get ready for it?  If you ever wondered about this next revolution in manufacturing, you will appreciate this comprehensive feature article written by California… READ MORE

  • Report on Manufacturing Credentials in the U.S.

    Posted in Credentialing, News on July 25th, 2018

    New Study Finds that the Manufacturing Industry Struggles with the Value and Effectiveness of Manufacturing Credentials in the U.S.  Workcred just released a new report (Examining the Quality, Market Value, and Effectiveness of Manufacturing Credentials in the United States) funded by NIST MEP. The report examines how… READ MORE

  • LVEDC Releases New Talent Supply Report

    Posted in News, Talent Supply on July 25th, 2018

    The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) recently released their year-long study that identifies regional talent and supply issues and identifies wide-ranging strategies to grow, recruit, develop and retain talent in the Lehigh Valley.  You may view and download… READ MORE

  • MRC CEO to Retire in 2019

    Posted in Jack Pfunder, News on July 24th, 2018

    Jerry Salamone, Reporter The Morning Call July 24, 2018 Today The Morning Call officially announced the retirement of Jack E. Pfunder, President and CEO of the Manufacturers Resource Center since 2005. Jack plans to retire in June of 2019.  To… READ MORE

  • Fundamentals of Manufacturing Course Offers Career Change

    Posted in News on July 23rd, 2018

    By Brian Pedersen, July 18, 2018 at 11:52 AM The Manufacturers Resource Center is starting courses on The Fundamentals of Manufacturing, a pilot program at Lehigh Carbon Community College, and was interviewed by the Lehigh Valley Business Journal. To… READ MORE

  • New Fundamentals of Manufacturing Certificate Program

    Posted in News on July 23rd, 2018

    Anthony Salamone, Reporter The Morning Call July 18, 2018, 6:00 AM MRC and LCCC developed a Fundamentals of Manufacturing Certificate program, which begins Sept. 6, and is open to high school grads, holders of GED diplomas, or people looking to… READ MORE