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Video: Heroes of American Manufacturing – AMG Engineering and Machining

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Small and medium-sized manufacturers sometimes think they’re too small to be a target for hackers. They may not have the resources to put into cybersecurity. But a cyberattack can wreak havoc for a small business – damaging machines, resulting in bad parts or even people getting hurt. Cyberattacks impact supply chains, making them a national security risk. AMG Engineering and Machining President Ted Gary says, “Today’s challenges have forced a lot of us to go beyond what we thought would be necessary to have a secure environment.”

A video in the Heroes of American Manufacturing series features AMG Engineering and Machining, an Indianapolis, Indiana, company that takes cybersecurity seriously and has seen its efforts open up new opportunities. AMG is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business serving the aerospace, automotive, industrial, and medical industries. It reached out to Purdue MEP (the Indiana MEP Center) for assistance meeting the mandatory cybersecurity requirements to work with the Department of Defense. With Purdue MEP’s help, AMG quickly met the NIST 800-171 requirements for cybersecurity, protecting its defense revenues. In addition, its cybersecurity efforts make it an attractive supplier for other original equipment manufacturers.

AMG has been successful focusing on three areas of business: computer numerical control (CNC) machining, machining aerospace parts, and assembly of different flow control valves. Its list of clients is already a who’s who of industrial companies in the U.S. Its wide range of capabilities and its decision to take cybersecurity seriously has helped its business grow.

It’s not stopping now. The company plans to keep moving forward, automating and bringing Industry 4.0 technologies into its business. AMG’s Ted Gary says, “We have a responsibility to try to make the world a little bit better. The thing I’m looking forward to most is completing our efforts to achieve a high level of Industry 4.0. I would like to take AMG Engineering as far as we can take it.” This progressive mindset is what makes AMG Engineering and Machining a hero of American manufacturing.

Heroes of American Manufacturing Video Series
The Heroes of American Manufacturing video series attempts to capture the hearts and minds of the public and celebrate the small and medium-sized manufacturers succeeding in the U.S. with the help of their local MEP Centers. We want to shine a spotlight on what’s happening in plants across the country, the leaders and workers who are making things that improve our daily life, and the jobs and contributions these manufacturers provide their communities and the nation’s economy. Heroes videos also showcase the relationship between the MEP Center and client manufacturer – helping to tell the story of the MEP National Network™, a unique public-private partnership that includes MEP Centers in every state and Puerto Rico. With over 1,450 trusted advisors and experts at approximately 350 MEP service locations, the Network can provide any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed. The MEP National Network can help your company become a hero of American manufacturing!

Heroes of American Manufacturing: AMG Engineering & Machining
Heroes of American Manufacturing: AMG Engineering & Machining

About the author

Katie Rapp

Katie Rapp is a writer/editor for NIST's Manufacturing Extension Partnership where she helps NIST MEP staff use plain language so their readers can understand what they write the first time they read it. Before that, she was a librarian at the NIST Research Library where she learned and wrote about many cool NIST history stories.

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