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  • article features MRC Open House

    Posted in News on November 6th, 2019

    Manufacturing group eyes growth with new location, more space By: Brian Pedersen November 5, 2019 4:55 pm Manufacturers Resource Center hosted an open house for its new office at 7200A Windsor Drive in Upper Macungie Township. Photo/Brian Pedersen – For… READ MORE

  • MRC Expands the What’s So Cool PA Dream Team

    Posted in “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?”, News, What's So Cool Contest on October 5th, 2019

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2019 Contact: 484-554-5582 MRC Celebrates Manufacturing Day by Revealing “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Lehigh Valley’s Student-Manufacturer Teams for Year Seven MRC Expands Manufacturing Career Awareness with WSCM, PA Dream Team Lehigh Valley, PA… READ MORE

  • East Penn acquires Michigan lithium battery maker

    Posted in News on August 23rd, 2019

    by Stacy Wescoe August 16, 2019 | East Penn Manufacturing recently acquired a manufacturer of lithium battery technology and systems for the heavy-duty commercial, government and defense markets.  The name of the company is Navatas Systems of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  To… READ MORE

  • 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