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Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions

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Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions is the MEP Center for the state of Arkansas and is part of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Our mission is maximizing enterprise value for manufacturers through Organizational Excellence, Operational Excellence, Advanced Manufacturing, and Family Business services. Manufacturing Solutions works closely with many public and private organizations to bring world-class resources to Arkansas manufacturers. AEDC-MS has formal partnership agreements with four state universities, the World Trade Center, and other third party providers. In addition, the Center works with community colleges and local economic development organizations to ensure local resources are utilized in delivering assistance to manufactures.

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Success Stories

AMS Helps Company get 301 Tariff Exclusions

Reported Year
Sediver USA imports four products from China to make its high voltage electrical insulator units. The cost of importing these products from China was being significantly impacted by the US 301 tariffs which had steadily increased from about 3% to 25%. Through the US Trade Representative’s Office (USTR), one could apply for an exclusion to the 301

Assistance with Expanding Export Markets

Reported Year
Lycus Ltd. wished to expand its export markets but lacked the knowhow to do so without significant unknown risks. For help, Lycus turned to Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions, part of the MEP National Network™.
Created March 18, 2019, Updated January 26, 2022