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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

eCommerce Masterclass Extended Outreach

Reported Year
2022
GC Handrail has the capacity to increase and double its sales and expand the business but needed assistance with further outreach capabilities in the state. For help they turned to Alaska MEP, part of the MEP National Network™.

Breaking into eCommerce Mediums

Reported Year
2022
The current challenge is learning how to and connecting with customers through e-commerce mediums. Alaska’s high manufacturing cost necessitates consumer-direct sales through digital mediums.

Masterclasses led to new investments and cost savings

Reported Year
2022
49th State Brewing Co. was interested in implementing new processes to strengthen its supply chain efforts and lead to cost savings. For help company leadership turned to the Alaska MEP, part of the MEP National Network™.
Created March 18, 2019, Updated January 14, 2023