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McDowell Manufacturing is a program developed between a collaborative partnership between the Millcreek Township School District and the Northwest Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC). The program enables qualifying students at McDowell High School the opportunity to participate in a manufacturing enterprise that is making actual parts, delivering services and adding value as part of the supply chain for local manufacturers.

The students will learn about and perform different job functions and manufacturing, develop essential and life-long skills, utilize advanced manufacturing technologies and build relationships with local companies. At the same time this work readiness is occurring, capacity for local manufacturers is advancing, a short-term solution to job placement is underway, future talent pipeline issues are being addressed, and the next generation of manufacturing business leaders is being cultivated.

Mc Dowell Manufacturing Training Grant

State Recognition - McDowell Manufacturing receives the Training to Career Grant from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. “This is one of a kind in the state,” Robert Zaruta, president and chief executive of the Northwest Industrial Resource Center, said of the student-run enterprise. The grant was made possible from the support of Senator Daniel Laughlin, Representative Ryan Bizzarro and Representative Robert Merski.

McDowell Manufacturing

We are extremely excited to showcase the history and future of our local manufacturing community on our Past to Future wall as you enter the McDowell Manufacturing Lab. This provides a reminder to both students and visitors of our communities roots in manufacturing and the extremely bright future ahead!

Want to Make A Product at McDowell?

The McDowell Manufacturing Lab offers State-Of-The-Art Equipment and resources to assist local manufacturers add value to their enterprises. The lab offers, full 5th Axis Haas Milling Machines, Traditional 3 Axis Haas Milling Machines, Live Tool Haas Lathes, Mitutoyo CMM and Vision Measuring Equipment, Lincoln Industrial Robotic Welding, multi material 3D printing, Roland Large Format Vinyl printing and labeling capabilities. McDowell Manufacturing also utilizes Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD and CAM software for product and tool path development.

For More Information Please Contact - Kyle Bucholtz - - 814-835-5403

Mc Dowell Manufacturing Lab