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  • Easton-area polymer company expands with acquisition of Oregon firm

    Posted in News on August 23rd, 2019

    by Stacy Wescoe, August 21, 2019 |  This article appeared recently at  This acquisition expands Polytek’s portfolio and provides more diversity for their casting solutions.  This is Polytek’s second recent acquisition this year.  For more details, please view the article… READ MORE

  • How to Handle Covered Defense Information

    Posted in News on July 23rd, 2019

    Manufacturers at all levels in the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain must properly handle Covered Defense Information (CDI). If you don’t, you could lose your DoD contracts. To help you determine if your company comes into contact with CDI,… READ MORE

  • 5 Common Cybersecurity Threats to Manufacturers

    Posted in News on July 23rd, 2019

    Manufacturers are increasingly under threat from cyber attacks, which are a major threat to small businesses that do not have established IT security practices. A successful infiltration from a cyber criminal could shut down a plant’s operations, put its intellectual… READ MORE

  • What Cobots Can Do for Your Business

    Posted in News on July 9th, 2019

    What Cobots Can Do for Your Business This is a recent post on the NIST MEP page Share  Facebook Google Plus Twitter Manufacturing industries as varied as automotive, electronics, chemical products and food already use collaborative robots (cobots) for tasks such as assembly,… READ MORE

  • Rich Hobbs Is New President & CEO of MRC

    Posted in News on July 6th, 2019

    The MRC Board of Directors officially announced the appointment of Rich Hobbs to replace Jack Pfunder as President & CEO of the Manufacturers Resource Center at its recent board meeting. “Jack and his team built a successful company culture and… READ MORE

  • MRC Has a New Address!

    Posted in News on July 5th, 2019

    MRC has moved!  We are all very excited about our new offices in the Fogelsville area of Allentown.  We’ve got lots of space now for training courses and to expand Lean Enterprise Works, our hands-on “manufacturing factory.”   Come visit us… READ MORE

  • Digital Manufacturing for Small Manufacturers

    Posted in News on June 25th, 2019

    Digital manufacturing and design (DM&D) promises to transform supply chains as OEMs sync together processes and companies in a “virtual vertical integration.” How do small and medium-sized manufacturers prepare for this future? Find out how to leverage modest investments in… READ MORE

  • Are Robots Right for Your Plant?

    Posted in News on June 25th, 2019

    Recent advances are making robotics implementation accessible to even the smallest manufacturers. Promising improvements to productivity and safety, robotics are not just an option, but could be an essential aspect of any manufacturing company’s future. Determine if robots are the… READ MORE

  • Get ROI with Robots

    Posted in News on June 5th, 2019

    With bottom-line benefits such as reduced cycle times, improved employee satisfaction, and fewer customer returns, robots are giving small and medium-sized manufacturers the ability to compete with larger players. Here are four ways robots can deliver ROI to your company… READ MORE

  • How to Make Your First Robot Integration a Success

    Posted in News on June 5th, 2019

    Across the United States, small and medium-sized manufacturers are contemplating integrating industrial robots into their facilities for various reasons, including taking on repetitive tasks and freeing up staff for higher level work and increasing productivity overall. But how do your… READ MORE