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  Make it in America

Highlighting our Nations Manufacturers

NIST MEP’S Make it in America Campaign highlights the importance of U.S. manufacturing and honors our country’s manufacturers by showcasing their contributions. Each week, the site features an MEP manufacturer that “Makes it in America”. These firms, from around the country, are developing innovative products, reaching exciting markets, and employing America’s best workers. Since the campaign began, over 120 outstanding companies have been showcased.

Featured Manufacturer of the Week!

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Check out our Facebook Page to view previously featured "Manufacturers of the Week"

Made in Your State Programs

MEP centers have also embraced the campaign with state programs. By inviting manufacturers to be part of their online Made in Your State directory, centers enhance their connection to local companies and their role as a bridge between manufacturers and the community. The programs help potential customers find manufacturers; encourage firms to network with each other, sharing ideas and news; and support MEP's promotion of the manufacturing sector by highlighting some of the most promising and exciting manufacturers in each state. 

  • CMTC's Made in California program has more than 500 participants; each profile page of its online participant directory receives 8,000-10,000 visits a year.
  • NJMEP's Made in New Jersey program has over 125 participants and more than 1,150 followers between its LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter groups.
  • Purdue MEP's Made in Indiana program has more than 120 participants.
  • MMTC's Proud to Manufacture in Michigan program has more than 100 participants.
  • Missouri Enterprise's Made in Missouri LinkedIn Group has more than 270 members.
  • UT-CIS' (University of Tennessee's Center for Industrial Services) Made in Tennessee program had nearly 70 manufacturers sign up in just a few months.
  • Impact Washington's Made in Washington program has more than 60 participants.

Make it in America Exhibit

Two years ago, NIST MEP created a Make it in America Exhibit. The exhibit demonstrates the variety of innovative products made by MEP clients from around the country, displaying the dedication, quality, and ingenuity expected from American manufacturers. More than 150 manufacturers donated products to the exhibit from surf paddles and New Balance shoes to parking meters and digital detectors used with mammograms.

The exhibit is currently on display at the Reagan Building in Washington D.C.  See the variety of products that illustrate the diversity and creativity of U.S. manufacturing. (Exhibit Page)