The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a public/private partnership created to promote U.S. manufacturing with a particular focus on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
A part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), MEP is able to provide support to individual manufacturers through its nationwide network of local centers made up of teams of experts and business professionals.
Through its collaborations at the federal, state and local level, MEP puts manufacturers in position to develop new products and customers, expand into global markets, adopt new technology, re-shore production, and more.
MEP has developed a wide range of workshops, services and initiatives to help manufacturers identify opportunities that will accelerate and strengthen their growth in the following areas:
- Lean & Continuous Improvement
- Growth & Innovation
- Make it in America
- Supply Chain
- Technology Acceleration
There is a wealth of reports, workshops and information on the site. One of their upcoming workshops is their first ever Small Manufacturer Robotic Workshop.
MEP is also one of the co-producers of National Manufacturing Day, to be held this year on October 2nd, which encourages businesses to open their doors and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
To learn more, visit MEP, read their Manufacturing Innovation Blog, check out their videos on Manufacturing, follow them on one of their many social media platforms, or sign up for their email alerts.
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