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Kentucky Manufacturing Extension Partnership (KY-MEP)

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The Kentucky Manufacturing Extension Partnership (KY-MEP) is a statewide, not-for-profit partnership that provides assistance and training to help manufacturers of all sizes grow, improve their manufacturing and business strategies and processes, adopt advanced technologies, increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve competitiveness. KY-MEP’s cost effective services give companies the tools to be competitive. Whether it is a spot solution or total transformation, all technical assistance and training is customized to fit their objectives.

KY-MEP provides manufacturers with services they need to achieve a 20/20 balance: at least 20% growth to their top line, along with at least 20% decrease in bottom-line costs. These services address top-line growth for clients, specifically focusing on identifying new sales, developing new products, entering new markets, and deploying new business models. With professionals averaging over 20+ years of applicable in-industry experience, KY-MEP can deliver the training and services needed to address the full spectrum of needs faced by businesses and the industry.

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Success Stories

Crossroads Railcar Services' Business Growth

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Crossroads Railcar Services, Inc. had a great product, but was trying to break into a tightly-controlled market. The company needed help making their operation more efficient while executing strategic moves that would enable them to grow.

CRG Automation Business Development Success

Reported Year
CRG has been manufacturing custom cartoners for years. Cartoner machines, also known as cartoners, are a type of packaging machine that forms carton packaging. At this point in CRG's evolution, it is time to re-invest into product development and take CRG's cartoner to the next level! While strategically the correct direction, other priorities have

Everburn: Quality Auditing Process Waste Elimination

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As a longtime KY MEP client Everburn and its employees have embraced lean manufacturing through classroom training and kaizen days to address continuous improvement needs. One such need surfaced in the handling of products sampled from production and then checked to standard specification. Too much time was spent handling the samples and not enough
Created March 18, 2019, Updated August 12, 2023