MRC News

Lessons Learned by Manufacturers Since COVID-19

Lessons learned from the coronavirus could prompt lasting change for the future of manufacturing Lehigh Valley Business, By: Melinda Rizzo, Contributing Writer October 6, 2020 10:25 am “The key take away is to be prepared and to be flexible, as we are...

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OraSure Is Poised for a Big Expansion

UPDATED: OraSure expanding Bethlehem operations to meet demand for COVID-19 test Lehigh Valley Business ( By: Stacy Wescoe August 11, 2020 9:44 am OraSure expects to have an in-home COVID-19 antigen test on the market by the fourth quarter of the year. The...

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Vizinex RFID Releases New, Flexible Inventory Tag

Bethlehem company releases new, flexible inventory tag Lehigh Valley Business ( By: Stacy Wescoe August 11, 2020 9:00 am Bethlehem, PA manufacturer, Vizinex RFID, develops new flexible inventory tags that will expand the number of industries it can serve.  For...

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Nestlé Purina Achieves Zero Waste Disposal

Nestlé Purina achieves zero waste disposal goal Lehigh Valley Business ( Susan Shelly, Contributing Writer August 7, 2020 1:13 pm Read about Nestle's awesome accomplishment to reach its 2020 goal to achieve zero waste for disposal across all manufacturing...

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Lehigh Valley Ranks Among Best for Economic Development

Lehigh Valley once again ranks as among best for economic development Lehigh Valley Business ( By: Stacy Wescoe July 22, 2020   For the fourth consecutive year, the Lehigh Valley ranked among the Top Five regions nationwide with a population of its size –...

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Carbon County Announces New CARES Act Grants

Carbon County has $5.8M in PPP grants for small business, nonprofit and others that ‘fell through the cracks’ Lehigh Valley Business ( Melinda Rizzo, Contributing Writer July 20, 2020 2:13 pm Pennsylvania received $625 million to make grants available to its...

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Options for Hosting a Virtual Tour on Manufacturing Day

How to Host a Virtual Manufacturing Day Event MANUFACTURING INNOVATION BLOG Manufacturing Extension Partnership July 14, 2020 By: Anthony Diaz   MFG Day is October 2nd this year (the first Friday in October), but hosts are able to schedule their event at any...

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NAM launches Cyber Cover Insurance

A New Cybersecurity Tool to Help Protect Manufacturers The National Association of Manufacturers launches Cyber Cover. IW Staff JUN 30, 2020 Nearly two-thirds of manufacturers currently have no cyber insurance. NAM Cyber Cover, a new cybersecurity and risk mitigation...

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ProtoCAM and the PA Dream Team

ProtoCAM in the Community: Educating for the Future via the PA Dream Team   ProtoCAM’s Digital Marketing Director, Dale Bond, is a member of the PA Dream Team, a vivacious group of young individuals assembled by the Manufacturers Resource Center in Allentown, PA...

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