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Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews Delivers RemarksSeptember 14, 2016
Yesterday, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews addressed the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Conference about the success of this national public-private partnership in catalyzing U.S. manufacturing...
Gearing Up to Go GreenAugust 30, 2016
Quick. Name an organization that has planted enough trees (over 400,000) to offset the carbon emissions from its core operations for the past 6 years – and the next 40. NASCAR might not have been the first name that occurred to you...
Additive Manufacturing Equals ExcitementSeptember 7, 2016
I research additive manufacturing, which some people call solid freeform fabrication, but most people know as 3-D printing. Additive manufacturing covers a wide range of processes that we can use to build parts...
Infographic: What Manufacturing Really Looks LikeAugust 25, 2016
Manufacturing enables our everyday lives, drives our economy and can bring communities across the country together. This infographic represents how manufacturing is diverse, supports 18.5 million U.S. jobs and has a...
The impact of manufacturing on America can be seen in the good jobs it provides, the strength of the economy, and the products built in communities around the nation that enable and enrich our everyday lives. We celebrate manufacturing's impact and the MEP centers across the country working alongside small and medium-sized manufacturers to make an impact on their people and operations. Visit www.nist.gov/mep to learn more and to contact your local MEP center.
"If you think it's the old Ford assembly line, you haven't been staying in touch with manufacturing. Manufacturing has a home for almost everyone..." Listen to the case that this manufacturing leader makes for innovation and manufacturing careers. Based on the Heroes of American Manufacturing video featuring Omega Plastics — a family-owned, tooling and injection molding manufacturer in Michigan and how they successfully handled the recession and innovated into new markets with the help of their local MEP. Visit www.nist.gov/mep for more information about NIST MEP and www.mfgday.com to learn how to participate in Manufacturing Day and about careers in manufacturing.
NIST's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program works with U.S. manufacturers on developing new products, identifying new customers and reducing costs. Two of these clients share theirs stories in this video. The first, PFM Manufacturing, a small company in Townsend, Montana, manufactures the Land Tamer. The organization was coached by the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center to turn several innovations into new business and increased profits. The other is Lee Spring a mid-sized manufacturer of springs and metal parts headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. Lee Spring has worked with ITAC the MEP center in New York City to expand into new business areas.