Manufacturing Institutes

America Makes

The America Makes Innovation Factory, located in Youngstown, Ohio, is a unique, hands-on learning lab dedicated to advancing the technology, processes, materials, and knowledge of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) community at large. Staffed full-time and entrusted with the latest AM equipment  from our members, the Innovation Factory serves to educate new and potential adopters by demonstrating AM fabrication capabilities and providing initial consultation on application development and prototyping.

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Advanced Functional Fabrics of America

Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), is a non-profit Institute headquartered near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is one of the latest members of the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Institutes. AFFOA’s mission enables a manufacturing-based revolution—the transformation of traditional fibers, yarns, and textiles into highly sophisticated integrated and networked devices and systems.

AIM Photonics

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), is an industry driven public-private partnership that focuses the nation’s premiere capabilities and expertise to capture critical global manufacturing leadership in a technology that is both essential to National security and positioned to provide a compelling return-on-investment to the U.S. economy. The Institute’s goal is to emulate the dramatic successes experienced by the electronics industry over the past 40 years and transition key lessons, processes, and approaches to the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) industry. AIM Photonics supports Small and Medium Enterprises, providing practical access and technology on-ramps for U.S. industry, government, and academic communities. We are creating a National PIC manufacturing infrastructure, widely accessible and inherently flexible to meet the challenges of the marketplace with practical, innovative solutions.

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Advanced Regeneration Manufacturing Institute/ BioFabUSA (ARMI)

BioFabUSA has been initiated as a Manufacturing USA (MII) and will be sustained by the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI), a non-profit organization located in Manchester, New Hampshire.  ARMI's mission is make practical the large-scale manufacturing of engineered tissues and tissue-related technologies, to benefit existing industries and grow new ones.  To that end, the technical scope for BioFabUSA work includes innovations across five thrust areas: (1) Cell Selection, Culture and Scale-up, (2) Biomaterial Selection and Scale-up; (3) Tissue Process Automation and Monitoring; (4) Tissue Maturing Technologies and (5) Tissue Preservation and Transport.

Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM)

As a national membership-based consortium, ARM is dedicated to creating the ecosystem that will drive innovation in robotics. Our staff and resources are focused on spurring innovations in not just robotics technology, but also workforce development, ensuring the future is built by robots, but directed by humans. ARM and its members seek to lower economic, technical, and operational barriers, allowing enterprises of all sizes to adopt robotic technologies.

ARM is a member of Manufacturing USA, a network of regional institutes, each with a specialized technology focus. The institutes share one goal: to secure the future of manufacturing in the U.S. through innovation, collaboration and education.

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Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation (DMDI) Institute

MxD is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures. In partnership with the Department of Defense, MxD equips U.S. factories with the digital tools and expertise they need to begin building every part better than the last. As a result, our more than 300 partners increase their productivity and win more business.

MxD has invested approximately $90 million in more than 60 applied research and development projects in areas including design; product development; systems engineering; future factories; agile, resilient supply chains; and cybersecurity.

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT)

LIFT, operated by the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII), is a public-private partnership to develop and deploy advanced lightweight materials manufacturing technologies, and implement education and training programs to prepare the workforce. ALMMII was selected through a competitive process led by the U.S. Department of Defense under the Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation (LM3I) solicitation issued by the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research. ALMMII is one of the founding members of Manufacturing USA, a federal initiative to create regional hubs to accelerate the development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies.

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NextFlex Institute

Formed in 2015 through a cooperative agreement between the US Department of Defense (DoD) and FlexTech Alliance, NextFlex is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits and state, local and federal governments with a shared goal of advancing U.S. Manufacturing of FHE. By adding electronics to new and unique materials that are part of our everyday lives in conjunction with the power of silicon ICs to create conformable and stretchable smart products, FHE is ushering in an era of “electronics on everything” and advancing the efficiency of our world.


PowerAmerica, a proud member of Manufacturing USA, brings together the brightest minds in the wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor world. Semiconductor manufacturers and the companies that use power semiconductors in their products are working together to accelerate the adoption of next generation silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power electronics.

Our objective is to reduce the cost and the perceived risk inherent with this new technology. With the backing of the U.S. Department of Energy and engagement of top researchers, we exchange knowledge and processes and provide access to an educated workforce. This enables American industry to develop more innovative power electronics products and systems.

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Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) is a public-private partnership creating clean energy solutions and catalyzing manufacturing competitiveness across the U.S. advanced composite ecosystem.

This partnership of industry, universities, national laboratories and federal, state and local governments is sharing resources and co-investing in innovative research to accelerate development and commercial deployment of advanced fiber reinforced polymer composites. The Institute works to develop new low-cost, high-speed, and efficient manufacturing and recycling process technologies and train the next generation composite workforce. The national institute, which is part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and its partners. IACMI is operated by Collaborative Composite Solutions Corporation (CCS Corp.) a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation and governed by a board of directors. 

CESMII - The Smart Manufacturing Institute

The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), launched in 2016, is the ninth institute in the Manufacturing USA network. The focus of this Institute is the research and development of technologies and solutions that can capture, share, and process in real-time the increasing amounts of information available at manufacturing facilities. These technologies are expected to enable dramatically improved process control and operation, and enable benefits such as improved energy efficiency, equipment reliability, productivity gains, as well as related improvements in safety, quality, and yield in manufacturing processes. 

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NIIMBL (The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals)

NIIMBL is funded through a $70 million cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce and leverages additional commitments from our partners. 

The biopharmaceutical industry produces medicines that save, sustain, and improve lives. Unlike other medicines, biopharmaceuticals are manufactured in, extracted from, or otherwise derived from biological sources and require complex manufacturing processes. Biopharmaceuticals treat and prevent some of the most prevalent and debilitating deseases that affect human health, including cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and bacterial and viral infections, resulting in one of the most valuable and important business sectors in the US. Additionally, this industry plays a crucial role in homeland security by protecting the US from pandemic diseases and by treating US soldiers and first responders.

RAPID (Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment Institute)

The Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Institute, launched in 2017 is the tenth Institute in the Manufacturing USA network. The Institute will focus on breakthrough technologies to dramatically improve the energy efficiency of novel manufacturing processes and enable development of modular processes. 

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REMADE (Reducing EMbodied-energy And Decreasing Emissions)

The mission of The REMADE Institute is to enable the early stage applied research and development of key industrial platform technologies that could dramatically reduce the embodied energy and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing.

By focusing our efforts on addressing knowledge gaps that will eliminate and/or mitigate the technical and economic barriers that prevent greater material recycling, recovery, remanufacturing and reuse, The REMADE Institute seeks to motivate the subsequent industry investments required to advance technology development that will support the U.S. manufacturing eco-system. 

Manufacturing Extension Programs (MEPs)

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About ATN. The Alabama Technology Network is a part of the Alabama Community College System and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. ATN's team of experts helps solve the needs of industry and business through innovative, sustainable, cost-effective solutions.


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded a total of $2.5 million in a five-year funding agreement to support a Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center for the State of Alaska.  The University of Alaska Anchorage will use the funds to deliver a wide range of services to small and medium-sized manufacturers through the Alaska MEP Center. The new Center will join the MEP National Network™ representing all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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Combine NIST MEP’s national manufacturing network with Arizona Commerce Authority’s unrelenting drive to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. Add 4,600+ small-to-medium-sized Arizona manufacturers and you have a partnership that delivers powerful results. 

The Arizona MEP team combines decades of leadership, manufacturing, operational, and business experience to help clients achieve their business goals in the most cost effective manner possible. 


Manufacturing Solutions’ goals are the bottom-line results for your business. The impact of our work with you is measured quarterly and yearly. We consistently receive high customer satisfaction ratings, while achieving a return on investment that ranks AEDC-MS as one of the top MEP centers in the US. Customers receiving assistance are surveyed by an outside third party, Synovate, to determine the impact of our work on bottom line profitability. Synovate, one of the world’s top ten market research firms, conducts the survey on behalf of Manufacturing Solutions. Manufacturing Solutions trains and consults with more than 200 Arkansas manufacturers each year.

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CMTC provides manufacturing consulting services designed to help California's manufacturers succeed now and in the future. Our team specializes in many areas—including lean consulting, food manufacturing consulting, quality management system implementation, Additive Manufacturing consulting, exporting and more.


As a NIST MEP approved center, Manufacturer’s Edge is the official representative of the MEP National Network in Colorado. Manufacturer’s Edge encourages the strength and competitiveness of Colorado manufacturers through coaching, training, and consulting, collaboration-focused industry programs, and by leveraging government, university, and economic development partnerships.

Through onsite support and technical assistance, Manufacturer’s Edge works to boost the competitiveness of Colorado manufacturers. The experienced engineers and business professionals at Manufacturer’s Edge have skills in manufacturing, management, process improvements, and technology acceleration and work closely with manufacturers to provide company assessments and customized solutions including hands-on facilitation and implementation.

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CONNSTEP is Connecticut’s premier business consulting firm, helping manufacturers and other businesses for over 25 years. We provide strategic leadership and operational methodologies that make companies more competitive in today’s challenging economic climate.

Our consultants implement advanced business and technical solutions, as well as workforce strategies, that help organizations to grow, improve profitability, and create sustainable competitive advantages in the marketplace.


Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership (DEMEP) is a federally and state funded non-profit organization committed to helping Delaware’s manufacturers improve their global competitiveness. DEMEP is the official representative of the MEP National Network in Delaware. The MEP National Network™ is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing.

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FloridaMakes is the official representative of the MEP National Network and NIST MEP in the State of Florida.

The MEP National Network™ is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing. Focused on helping small and medium-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy, the MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), the 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and over 1,300 trusted advisors and experts at more than 400 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.


The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) is a program within Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute and is a member of the National MEP network supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). With offices in ten regions across the state, GaMEP has served Georgia manufacturers since 1960. Through coaching and training, we offer solutions-based approaches designed to increase top-line growth and reduce bottom-line cost. 

GaMEP works with more than 1,000 manufacturers each year to implement on-site projects, conduct training, and connect manufacturers to Georgia Tech resources and our partners throughout the state.

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NNOVATE Hawaii assists manufacturers looking to improve their business and are willing to invest time and resources to grow their company. INNOVATE Hawaii builds the strength and competitiveness of Hawaii manufacturers through an array of programs and services, including coaching and training, consulting, collaboration-focused industry programs, and grant opportunities.


TechHelp is a partnership of Idaho’s three state universities and provides services statewide using university facilities around the state. This partnership gives Idaho companies access to university facilities, students, and faculty available to meet their needs.

As part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), TechHelp gives Idaho companies access to the knowledge and expertise of a national network of 1,500 manufacturing experts at 60 Centers.

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IMEC is a team of improvement specialists and technicians dedicated to providing organizations in Illinois with the tools and techniques to create sustainable competitive futures. The experienced hands-on team at IMEC works closely with its clients to plan critical business improvements in the areas of Leadership, Strategy, Customer Engagement, Operations, and Workforce.

With more than 50 full-time staff and partners positioned statewide, IMEC delivers the local expertise to not only plan and strategize, but to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of client improvements. In fact, IMEC assists more than 700 companies each year with successful business improvement projects.


The Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) provides high value, affordable solutions to help businesses increase profitability. As advocates for Indiana's thousands of manufacturers, our staff leverages resources in both the public and private sectors to help identify areas of improvement, streamline processes, and ultimately increase competitiveness.

Our professionally trained staff includes experts from a variety of business and manufacturing sectors. We serve businesses throughout the state with offices in Anderson, Evansville, Fishers, Fort Wayne, New Albany, South Bend, and West Lafayette.

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The Center for Industrial Research and Service was created in 1963 to improve the quality of life in Iowa by helping businesses and their communities prosper and grow. Our individually tailored strategy Engage. Educate. Embed. means we work with companies to fashion solutions specific to their individual needs.

Over the past five years, CIRAS and our partners have helped more than 4,100 businesses in every Iowa county, creating an economic impact of more than $2.5 billion


Since 1991, Kansas Manufacturing Solutions, formerly MAMTC, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has provided highly affordable consulting services of all kinds to small and medium-sized manufacturers in Kansas.  We were one of the first seven Manufacturing Technology Centers (MTCs) in the United States. We are now one of 51 centers serving all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) started the program because US manufacturers were facing growing global competition. Companies needed help as they slowly shifted from post World War II manufacturing methodologies.

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AKA is a statewide, not-for-profit partnership who provides assistance and training to help manufacturers of all sizes grow and improve! We are the affiliate of the U.S. Department of Commerce NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program for the State of Kentucky.

AKA offers expertise, training, and facilitated planning to manufacturers in a whole myriad of areas such as business strategies, process improvement, business growth and cost reduction.


The Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana (MEPOL) is a sponsored program of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) serving Louisiana manufacturers statewide.

Established in 1997, MEPOL is partially funded by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).

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Maine MEP will assist your organization in a transformation from traditional to world-class manufacturer. Our experienced project managers will work with your team to identify conditions which may be impeding your ability to become more efficient, competitive and prosperous. We can assist in providing the resources to help you maximize your profit. In working side by side with your leadership, the MEP becomes a partner for success.

Maine MEP provides affordable, innovative solutions to the problems encountered by today’s manufacturing enterprise by facilitating interaction between industry, government and academia.


The Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) is a non-profit organization funded by industry and the State of Maryland that is focused on growing and strengthening Maryland manufacturers. Serving mostly small- and mid-size manufacturers (500 employees or less) across all industries, MD MEP provides an array of programs and services to help these local companies operate more efficiently, grow profitability and create more jobs and opportunities in Maryland. MD MEP is part of the MEP National Network™ and has served more than 400 manufacturers across the state, generating more than $217 million in economic impact and more than 900 jobs.

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MassMEP adds sustainable jobs, grows manufacturer’s top line revenue’s, and increases the states tax revenue base. MassMEP’s programs – Operational Excellence, Workforce Strategies, and Innovative Growth Solutions – directly correlate to helping companies sustain performance, keep jobs within Massachusetts, and grow profitably. Backed by solid data, these results have significantly contributed to the state economy a total a total of $5.8B from 2012 – 2016.


The Center offers personalized consulting services that enable Michigan manufacturers to operate smarter, compete and prosper. We develop more effective business leaders, drive product and process innovation, assist with navigating through governmental and industry regulations, promote company-wide operational excellence and foster creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability. We work tirelessly on behalf of Michigan manufacturers, finding the right solutions for every situation, every time.

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Enterprise Minnesota is an ISO 9001:2015 certified consulting organization that helps manufacturing companies become operationally efficient and well positioned to grow profitably. Our team -- who live and work throughout the state -- provides services that help clients save time and energy, improve productivity, increase sales, improve profits, as well as create and retain jobs.


MMA-MEP is a non-profit organization that helps Mississippi manufacturers to be globally competitive. With our manufacturing experts and network of industry resources, we provide the change that makes the significant difference between surviving and thriving. MMA-MEP is a catalyst for strengthening American manufacturing — accelerating its ongoing transformation into a more efficient and powerful engine of innovation driving economic growth and job creation. Our community college and university-based MEP Mississippi Centers provide small- and medium-sized manufacturers the tools to innovate, create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money.

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Missouri Enterprise, the Show-Me State’s dedicated manufacturing expert, is strategically aligned with the federal and state government, specifically with NIST MEP and Missouri Technology Corporation. Our team delivers solutions and strategies to advance Missouri manufacturing companies with technology and innovation at the forefront. Through the national MEP network, we offer professional and affordable consulting services to meet the manufacturing needs of today and tomorrow to sustain one of the state’s most important industries.


The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center is a statewide manufacturing outreach and assistance center staffed by full-time professionals with extensive experience in manufacturing and business in a variety of industries.

We serve the manufacturers of Montana by helping them assess and improve their manufacturing operations, providing trainings and workforce development, and leveraging research and technological developments at Montana State University to keep manufacturing competitive in the state.

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Nebraska MEP is part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program. Residing within the U.S. Department of Commerce, MEP was created in 1988 with the intent of enhancing the productivity and technological performance of U.S. manufacturers. Today, the MEP program consists of 51 centers in every state and Puerto Rico with over 400 service locations and 1,300 technical experts working together to advance and strengthen U.S. manufacturing.


NVIE is a non-profit organization connected through a national network of manufacturers. As a NIST MEP approved Center, NVIE is the official representative of the MEP National Network in Nevada and also serves as the industrial extension program of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Our field staff have an average of 28 years in industry leadership positions. Our extended staff of third party experts helps us bring timely and focused services to companies based on their specific needs and goals.

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New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NH MEP) is able to leverage a vast array of public and private resources and services that are available to every manufacturing enterprise in the state. The nationwide system of MEP centers is linked through the U.S. Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with the common goal to strengthen the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers.

New Jersey

NJMEP is a private, not–for-profit organization that improves the profitability and competitiveness of New Jersey’s manufacturers. Backed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NJMEP enables organizations to enhance their productivity and efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve employee performance. For more than 20 years, NJMEP has used its extensive network of connections and proven track record of success to help manufacturers adapt to the latest innovative technologies and best practices to realize more than $3.4 billion in value. Our services are categorized into the following three areas: Operational ExcellenceInnovation and Growth and Workforce Development.

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New Mexico

New Mexico MEP is a statewide assistance center dedicated to increasing the competitiveness of our state’s small and mid sized businesses.

Our experts and industry resource network help create the change that can make the difference. We provide expertise in results-driven methodologies, best practices, and innovative technologies designed to increase your profitability.

New York

The New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership  (NY MEP), a network of organizations that provide growth and innovation services to small and mid-sized manufacturers in every corner of the state, helps hundreds of companies a year create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money.

NY MEP is supported through a combination of federal and state funding: It is part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership and is administered by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR).

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North Carolina

Launched in 1955, IES first began operating under the NC State University College of Engineering and was the first industrial extension program in the country. In 1995, the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) was established as a component of Industry Expansion Solutions (IES).

NCMEP is administered by IES and is joined by partners from the North Carolina Community College System; NC Works Customized Training; the Economic Development Partnership of NC; the Polymers Center of Excellence; the Manufacturing Solutions Center and North Carolina A&T State University.

North Dakota

Impact Dakota’s team of experts helps solve the needs of industry and business through innovative, sustainable, cost-effective solutions. We conduct detailed needs assessments, outline potential solutions based on the results, and provide technical assistance to help you solve those problems. 

Impact Dakota will find answers and customize solutions to address your operational needs. We are committed to providing you with services and access to public and private resources to positively impact your business results. 

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Ohio MEP helps Ohio's small and medium-sized manufacturers to increase sales, create jobs and generate cost savings through technological innovation, workforce training and improved management practices. Small and medium-sized manufacturing companies are critical to Ohio, representing 90% of job growth for high-paying jobs. For every new manufacturing job that is created or retained, three to five supporting jobs are also created.

Managed by the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Ohio MEP is a State and Federal initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). To serve the diversity of Ohio’s industrial base, Ohio MEP manages a network of regional affiliate service organizations that are strategically selected and coordinated to serve as a statewide resource to meet the needs of key industry sectors and small manufacturers.


At the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, we are committed to building strong communities through sustainable, innovative manufacturing. We are at the forefront of an economic transformation pushing our state forward. Our work bridges the gap between technology developers, R&D organizations, and private firms. Services focus on improving the bottom line through concepts like Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing, while growing the entire company through new product development, strategic planning and expanded markets.

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OMEP works side by side with Oregon manufacturers to build successful businesses. We draw on our team’s significant depth and breadth of real-world manufacturing experience bringing a thoughtful problem-solving approach to eliminating obstacles companies face.  With our roots in lean as a business operating philosophy, we leverage these methodologies to provide solutions in Manufacturing Operations, Business Financials & Strategy and Organizational Development to be Oregon manufacturer’s source for growth and prosperity.


The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Extension Partnership (PA MEP) is the "go-to" resource for Pennsylvania’s manufacturers ensuring that PA manufacturing is resilient and leads the nation in advanced manufacturing innovations.

On October 1, 2016 the PA MEP became the NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership program for Pennsylvania. The PA MEP facilitates the planning, collaboration and coordination of the MEP program among the seven regional Industrial Resource Center (IRC) partners as well as other state and national partners.

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Rhode Island

Polaris MEP provides competitive business improvement programs to grow Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry. Polaris MEP is a statewide nonprofit organization, an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), and a business unit of URI Ventures (formerly, the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation).

South Carolina

The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) is a private, non-profit group that serves as a proven resource to South Carolina businesses, providing them with a range of innovative strategies and solutions. An affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), SCMEP operates under the US Department of Commerce to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness.

At SCMEP, we use a strategic, hands-on, partnering approach to help South Carolina companies improve their competitiveness, performance, and profitability in today’s increasingly demanding global economy.

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South Dakota

The South Dakota Manufacturing and Technology Solutions’ mission is “To provide solutions which will assist all of South Dakota manufacturers to prosper and grow”. We support industry and business in the workplace—whether that's in the office, on the factory floor, at a hospital, in a bank, or on the job site.

With our manufacturing experts and network of industry resources, we provide the change that makes the significant difference between surviving and thriving. Our tailored solutions, university and community connections, and engineering know-how can help your company stay abreast of the latest technologies and best practices in engineering and business management. Ultimately, our aim is to help you increase productivity, efficiency, safety and quality. As a result, your profits rise and your business thrives.


Tennessee MEP works to achieve manufacturing excellence across the State of Tennessee. Funded through the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, TN MEP delivers technical assistance in the form of training and consulting to medium- and small-sized manufacturers. TN MEP, housed within the UT Center Industrial Services, an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute​ for Public Service, leverages university resources, government relationships, and economic development partnerships to provide excellence in training, consulting, and customer service.

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TMAC delivers hands-on business management, technology and operations solutions to a wide range of businesses, including manufacturing, distribution, logistics, construction, health care and government. We have a wide array of services that accelerate profitable growth by developing and improving products, processes and people. Focus areas include Strategic Management, Technology and Operations.


The University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership (UUMEP) Center is the official representative of the MEP National Network in Utah. The MEP National Network is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing manufacturing.

Focused on helping small and mid-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy, the MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and its 1,300 trusted advisors and experts at nearly 600 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.

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VMEC has grown since 1995 through strong partnerships, collaboration, and a passionate commitment to help willing enterprises improve, grow and achieve a promising future.  VMEC is the official Vermont representative and part of the nationwide Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.


Since 1992, GENEDGE has been a business consulting organization providing Virginia’s industrial and manufacturing sectors access to expert business solutions, which otherwise are often only accessible to larger companies. We are part of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network of over 50 centers nationwide, we have access to industry-wide benchmarks and proven, results-based solutions.

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Impact Washington’s manufacturing experts bring decades of experience in companies large and small. Drawing on unmatched expertise in every facet of manufacturing, we work to support Washington’s manufacturing community. We’ve worked as floor managers, product engineers, project managers, executives, researchers, materials scientists, and more. Now, our job is to help you.

West Virginia

The West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WVMEP), housed inside Mining and Industrial Extension at West Virginia University is focused on helping West Virginia businesses improve competitiveness in both local and global markets. We accomplish this mission through delivering foundational support and innovative growth services.

Foundational support services range from manufacturing process improvement and quality systems to health and safety, energy assessments, and more. The focus of these services is to maximize your productivity and optimize the knowledge of your workforce.  Innovative growth services include innovation, product design, supply chain development, export assistance and training, and access to multiple national product and marketing opportunities. The focus of these services is to develop new products, utilize new technology, and access new national and global markets.

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The Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity (WCMP) leverages relationships, partnerships, and initiatives to provide services that benefit the state’s manufacturers.

On January 1st, 2016, the WCMP became the official NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center for Wisconsin. The WCMP will facilitate a seamless collaboration between the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) and the UW—Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC) to fully align these two organizations’ services, programs, and activities, in order to create and attract more opportunities for the state’s manufacturers.