Centers in more than 400 locations serve all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and provide the expertise of manufacturing and business specialists. Each center, with local and national resources, can evaluate the capabilities of a company to provide technical and business solutions, create partnerships and encourage learning through seminars and training programs.
Small and mid-sized manufacturers are no small fish in the great manufacturing sea. They account for more than half of U.S. production, employ almost 12 million people, or two-thirds of the U.S. manufacturing workforce, according to MEP. The centers help manufacturers improve productivity, strengthen competitiveness and increase profits.
Generally working with companies that have less than 500 employees, MEP centers help manufacturers that:
Some of the areas in which MEP can assist companies include:
MEP has helped its clients increase revenues by $996 million, generate $195 million in cost savings and locate $360 million for modernization investment. A 1999 Census Bureau study revealed that over a 5-year period, MEP clients experienced productivity gains more than four Arial greater than companies that did not receive MEP assistance.
For more information, or to contact the nearest MEP center, call (800) MEP 4 MFG.