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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

49th State Brewing Co. Lean Certified

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49th State Brewing Co. was interested in lean manufacturing and training that could help their staff ensure their processes maintain optimum efficiency.

Equipment Research Led to Big Savings

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Felicity Loft LLC was looking to provide a variety of formats to their product (tea, currently loose leaf only) so that they can support new markets like food service and hospitality while keeping up with customer demand for more convenience. The company contacted Alaska MEP, part of the MEP National Network™, for guidance.
Created March 18, 2019, Updated August 4, 2023