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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

WireCrafters: Leadership and Culture Development

Reported Year
The company’s growth combined with a significant number of new employees onboarded since the COVID pandemic, resulted in a need for a leadership and culture development program. This program supported the company’s ongoing objective to be a world class organization. For help, WireCrafters turned to KY-MEP, part of the MEP National Network™.

Close the Loop: Lean Manufacturing

Reported Year
Ryan Wiegand, Close the Loop's operations managers, led an initiative to enhance operational efficiency and employee engagement with a workforce unfamiliar with Lean practices. Seeking expertise, Ryan turned to the KY-MEP, part of the MEP National Network™, for assistance.

Crossroads Railcar Services' Business Growth

Reported Year
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.
Created March 18, 2019, Updated April 24, 2024