Low Cost Loans and Grants for Manufacturers

Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) Loans

For a limited time only, the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) is offering qualifying businesses loans at a 2% interest rate, fixed for the full term of the loan. Three months ago PIDA also announced the lending cap for machinery and equipment loans funded by its Machinery Equipment Loan Fund (MELF) program and has increased the lending cap from $400K to $1.5M. Industrial, biotechnology, and computer-related service enterprises are also eligible. The new interest rate will last until January 1, 2018 or until certain lending thresholds are met.  View additional information HERE.


Small Business Advantage Grant Program 

Applications are being accepted for the Small Business Advantage Grant Program, which helps small businesses purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment or adopt waste reduction processes.  Pennsylvania-based small businesses with less than 100 employees are eligible. Businesses are able to receive a 50% reimbursement match on new equipment or processes which save a minimum of $500 and reduce their energy or waste by 25% per year.  Expires June 30, 2018 or until funds are exhausted.  View details HERE.


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Training and Certifications

MRC provides far more than certifications and funding assistance. We offer job creators access to specialized coaching, mentorship and a variety of business and marketing assistance normally outside the reach of most manufacturers.


No matter what’s happening with your business, MRC has probably seen it. We know the problems that keep CEOs up at night, and we know how to help solve them. Our staff has more than 100 years of combined experience working side-by-side with business owners to evaluate, strategize, discover and implement solutions that address both strategic growth needs and organizational transformation.

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MRC breaks down the barriers that prohibit manufacturers from realizing their full potential. Our proven tactics and methods can help nearly any company at nearly any stage of its evolution. Whatever the hurdle – going green, becoming lean, entering new markets, rebranding the company – MRC can help you clear it.

Workforce Initiatives

Developing Future Workforce with programs like: What’s So Cool About Manufacturing®, PA Dream Team, the Inside Manufacturing Series, and Manufacturing Day.


Through our partnerships, we are able to bring the horsepower of the best-in-breed experts to you. Imagine having access to the second-largest technology institute in the world, a corps of ex-Toyota executives trained under the best Lean practitioners in the world or world-renowned business strategy groups. MRC makes it possible.

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For over 30 years, Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) has helped small and mid-sized manufacturers become more competitive, adopt lean and agile processes, strategically grow their companies and invest more effectively in their existing human capital.

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