MRC News

All Stars of Industry

We found 15 workers in key positions at cutting-edge Berks County-area companies. By Erin Negley Manufacturing all-stars profiled in Reading Eagle, September 3, 2013 The Reading Eagle's Business Weekly recently wrote about all-stars of local manufacturing.  The story...

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At Atlas, new technologies and new business

  At Atlas, new technologies and new business By Brian Pedersen, July 22, 2013   Despite a long history of staying in one physical place, one Lehigh Valley manufacturer is quick to embrace the rapidly changing technology that allows the company to keep...

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HindlePower “Manufacturer of the Week”

      MRC Announces HindlePower selected as Make It in America “Manufacturer of the Week”  For Immediate Release July 24, 2013 Patricia A. Felise, Communications Coordinator Manufacturers Resource Center        Greater Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania: The Manufacturers...

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Manufacturing Day – October 4, 2013

MANUFACTURING DAY FOC-- USES ON YOUTH & TECHNOLOGY After a successful initial celebration last year, the next Manufacturing Day has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Manufacturers, educational institutions and others are encouraged to host events that will...

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Apply for DEP’s Small Business Advantage Grants

    News for Immediate Release July 8, 2013 Governor Corbett Invites Small Businesses to Apply for DEP’s Energy Efficiency, Pollution Prevention Grants Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today encouraged Pennsylvania small-business owners to apply for DEP’s...

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Diversification, training keep pool maker afloat

      Diversification, training keep pool maker afloat By Brian Pedersen When the recession slammed the housing industry several years ago, homeowners weren’t putting many pools in the ground.  But one pool manufacturing company managed to stay afloat...

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Save! EITC Tax Credits & MRC Loan Fund

We are always eager to bring you opportunities to save money, and NOW we have two more! Save! EITC Tax Credits & MRC Loan Fund Educational Improvement Tax Credits (EITC) Hurry! Deadline July 1, 2013 The EITC program provides tax credits to eligible businesses...

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Foundry Finds Ally in Valley Resource

      Foundry Finds Ally in Valley Resource By Brian Pedersen May 13. 2013 8:00AM Effort Foundry Inc. of Bath, a manufacturer that’s been in business for 40 years, marked its anniversary with an open house May 7 to showcase its newest expansion.  ...

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Sikorsky Concrete “Manufacturer of the Week”

Palmerton-based Sikorsky Concrete named national manufacturer of the week News Article April 25. 2013 11:00 AM BY ERIC STEINKOPFF Sikorsky Concrete Products of Palmerton was selected today as the Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s national "Manufacturer of...

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Maker of Solar-Powered Products Sees Growth

Maker of solar-powered products sees growth By Brian Pedersen | March 28, 2013 Is the U.S. and by extension, the Greater Lehigh Valley, seeing a resurgence in manufacturing Eric Zerphy, president and CEO of Solar Technology Inc., thinks so. We’re very...

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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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