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For almost 30 years, IMC has been helping Central Pennsylvania manufacturers become more innovative, productive and profitable. We have been able to do this, in part, due to support from the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership program. A recent study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute found that the MEP Program generates a… Read More
IMC’s federal sponsor, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, releases national network impact results for 2017. By Carroll Thomas 2/05/18 I am proud to announce the MEP National Network impact results for 2017. These results are truly impressive. Last year, this streamlined program with 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, interacted directly… Read More
Are you a Department of Defense contractor? This video, created by our sister center in Georgia, provides a step-by-step guide on how government contractors can achieve compliance with the new cybersecurity requirements established by the U.S. Department of Defense. Not sure if you’re in compliance? Contact IMC, we can help.
A very good (and short – 3 pages big print) research-based article on innovation as a system. Very much supports the whole concept that is Innovation Engineering – that innovation is a systemizable business practice that any organization can on-board and benefit from. And consistent with IE concepts and ideas. Whether CI or Innovation, it’s… Read More
A rapidly evolving part of advancing your Continuous Improvement (CI) system, specific practices and initiatives is understanding the various technologies that can be applied to support solutions. This technology advancement is a big deal but can get messed up (lose money) or be very beneficial (make money). And your role can have much to do… Read More
IMC’s Director of Innovation, Russ Lawrence, recently completed Villanova University’s Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification program. The program included eight exams covering the full scope of Lean / Six Sigma concepts and practices and a comprehensive project that applied Six Sigma tools and techniques to improve business outcomes. “Though I’ve been directly involved with… Read More
Innovative Manufacturers Center (IMC), Inc. is pleased to announce three Williamsport/Lycoming Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) companies were awarded nearly $130,000 in KIZ Tax Credits. This round of tax credit awards takes the total of local companies receiving KIZ Tax Credits since 2007 to over $2.5 million dollars. On December 28th, Governor Tom Wolf announced Keystone… Read More
The Manufacturing USA Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016 describes the program’s work in helping to move discoveries in the nation’s universities and research laboratories to the shop floor here in America. It highlights the nine Manufacturing USA institutes that were active in Fiscal Year 2016, and documents the network’s progress toward increasing the competitiveness of… Read More
In Deloitte’s recent study on the perception of manufacturing, the vast majority of Americans surveyed continue to view manufacturing vital to economic prosperity. However, less than 5 in 10 believe manufacturing jobs are interesting, rewarding, clean, safe, stable, secure. Less than 3 in 10 are likely to encourage their children to pursue a manufacturing career…. Read More