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Alaska Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center

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The Alaska Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center is a statewide technical assistance, training, and workforce development provider with the purpose of advancing small and medium-sized manufacturers across Alaska. The Center is collocated with the UAA Business Enterprise Institute (BEI) and draws significant support from collaborative programs within BEI.

A representative of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), the Alaska Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center operates under the US Department of Commerce to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness. The Center assists manufacturing businesses by providing them with a range of innovative strategies and solutions. We collaborate with agencies across the state to help Alaska manufacturers improve their competitiveness, performance, and profitability in today’s increasingly demanding global economy. 

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Success Stories

Connected with buyers for hand sanitizer

Reported Year
Twister Creek wanted to provide assistance during the pandemic and stay profitable by transitioning its operations to produce hand sanitizer. The company needed assistance connecting with businesses in need of hand sanitizer, and spreading the word that they now offer that product.

"Barnacle has made invaluable progress on increasing their product's quality and marketability. These savings and sales will help prepare Barnacle to scale production for the 2018 harvest and production season when they intend to increase overall production from about 15,000 units to 45,000 units."

—Matt Kern, Partner

Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 11, 2021