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Manufacturer’s Edge is a statewide manufacturing assistance center, partially funded by the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). Manufacturer’s Edge encourages the strength and competitiveness of Colorado manufacturers through onsite technical assistance through coaching, training, and consulting, collaboration-focused industry programs, and leveraging government, university and economic development partnerships. 

Through onsite support and technical assistance, Manufacturer’s Edge works to boost the competitiveness of Colorado manufacturers. The Manufacturer’s Edge’s experienced engineers and business professionals have skills in manufacturing, management, process improvements and technology acceleration and work closely with manufacturers to provide company assessments and customized solutions including hands-on facilitation and implementation. Manufacturer’s Edge is committed to maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction and providing results that improve a company’s bottom line.

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Success Stories

But Wood It Work? A Colorado Couple Finds Success in Wood and Words

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Wordsmith Woodshop is the kind of small mom-and-pop company that specializes in handmade products that become family heirlooms, housewarming gifts, and table centerpieces. Despite the small-town feel, Wordsmith has attracted some large, noteworthy clients over the years. Several of their high-profile clients, in fact, boast household names (and

Veterinary Doctors Find Their Way to the Manufacturing Floor

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Early in the life of the company, Dr. Hendrickson found that he needed assistance with the layout of the manufacturing site to ensure effective and efficient production processes. As a member of the Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership, Dr. Hendrickson became acquainted with Manufacturer’s Edge and the support they were able to offer through

Liberty Puzzles: Where Modern-Day Manufacturing Meets Artisan Traditions

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Liberty Puzzles was formed in 2005 in a 3,000-sq.-ft. building, growing into adjacent spaces which culminated in 16,000 sq. ft. of production space. After 14 years of robust growth, the company began investigating an expansion into an additional 10,000-sq.-ft. building a few blocks away.
Created March 18, 2019, Updated March 7, 2023