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  • Careers at MRC – Business Training Consultant

    Posted in News, Training Consultant on March 4th, 2020

    Business Training Consultant Are you passionate about helping learners reach their full potential? Manufacturers Resource Center is a regional economic development program providing consulting services to small to mid-sized manufacturers looking to improve profits and grow their businesses. MRC seeks… READ MORE

  • Press Release: “What’s So Cool?” Lehigh Valley Video 2020 Awards Announced

    Posted in News on February 26th, 2020

    “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Announces 2020 Lehigh Valley Awards WHAT’S SO COOL ABOUT MANUFACTURING LEHIGH VALLEY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2020 Online Votes Tally 225,477 and over 1,000 People Attended the Event, Broadcast Live on WFMZ The Manufacturers Resource Center… READ MORE

  • WDIY discusses latest quarterly economic survey of Lehigh Valley businesses.

    Posted in News on February 25th, 2020

    Aired on February 13, 2020 WDIY public ratio host Kamran Afshar spoke with Jeffrey Drobins, Lehigh Valley Market President, Chris A. DeFrain, CPA Chief Financial Officer of the Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, and Rich Hobbs, President & CEO of the… READ MORE

  • Pa. manufacturers cautious as coronavirus spread

    Posted in News on February 17th, 2020

    Lehigh Valley Business By Stacey Wescoe Posted February 13, 2020 Rich Hobbs, MRC CEO, and manufacturers in the Greater Lehigh Valley and Central Pennsylvania with connections to China were recently interviewed by Lehigh Valley Business to learn the impact and… READ MORE

  • WFMZ Will Live Broadcast “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Awards

    Posted in News on February 7th, 2020

    MRC and WFMZ-TV Team Up to Bring You “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Lehigh Valley, Live – WFMZ-TV Set to Live Broadcast the Popular Student Video Awards Event   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2020 Contact: Kim Plyler 484-554-5582 LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa…. READ MORE

  • 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