NEPIRC Celebrates Hazleton Field Office with Ribbon Cutting


Hazleton, Luzerne County, PA - On Friday, June 10th, NEPIRC celebrated the ribbon cutting for its Hazleton field office. This new office, which is the first field office in the history of the organization, includes access to a state-of-the-art in-person and virtual training room and is located within the CAN BE Innovation Center at 103 Rotary Drive, West Hazleton.

Attendees of the ribbon cutting included NEPIRC staff and partners, PA State Rep. Robert Schnee, representatives from the office of U.S. Senator Bob Casey and other dignitaries. Attendees received a tour of the new office and learned more about NEPIRC’s vision for its Hazleton location.

“Manufacturing has been a driver industry in Luzerne County, and particularly within the Hazleton area, for many years. As the area’s manufacturing economy continues to grow through the expansion of existing companies and successful attraction of new companies, we want to make sure they know that NEPIRC is here to help them as their go-to resource,” said Eric Joseph Esoda. “Manufacturing in Hazleton is becoming increasingly high-tech, complex, diverse and innovative – and we’re eager to work with companies to embrace the opportunities and tackle the challenges that come with that kind of business evolution,” he added.

NEPIRC has similar expansion announcements slated for the future as part of its 2022-2023 strategic plan to assist more companies in modernization, talent development, quality improvement and specialized topical training.