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Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana (MEPOL)

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The Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana (MEPOL) is a sponsored program of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) serving Louisiana manufacturers statewide. We have experts in house, as well as a statewide network of manufacturing extension agents and partners, to provide a full range of services that focus on productivity, profitability and manufacturing success.

Our Mission: To provide Louisiana manufacturers with value-driven, best-practice solutions. The experts at MEPOL provide targeted needs assessment, consulting and technical assistance to strengthen and enhance your manufacturing business.  We collaborate with public and private resources to provide smart, innovative and sustainable solutions that allow our clients to work and compete smarter. Most importantly, MEPOL is rated, graded and funded on impact; we are committed to a high return on investment. 

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Success Stories

Sales Process Generates Attainable Key Metric Goals

Reported Year
2021
The Freedman family’s son wanted to address issues such as staffing and ERP system implementation with global shop. The family contacted MEPOL Project Manager Dan Stumper to assist in their search for technical staff. As the prior owners of the business did not previously have much to report in metrics to bring forward to the new owners, this was a

Needs Assessment Leads to Transformational Business Growth and Awarded Funding

Reported Year
2020
When BetaFlix began experiencing workforce challanges, Chief Operating Officer, Sree Sanakam turned to Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana (MEPOL) Project Manager Miriam Russell, part of the MEP National Network™, to discuss the company's challenges. After a needs assessment, it became clear to MEPOL that Mr. Sanakam's company was in

"MEPOL gave us an opportunity to really look at our business in an objective way. This perspective helped us to make some great decisions about better ways to track efficiency and quality on the manufacturing side, target our marketing efforts, and organize our business."

—Lisa Roache, Chief Operating Officer

Created March 18, 2019, Updated May 18, 2021