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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

Transformational Client Soars Despite Pandemic and Steers Toward More Growth

Reported Year
2022
AFCO has been functioning and growing at its original 1946 location to the point that it was bursting at the seams when they contacted MEP of LA, part of the MEP National Network™, seeking help to improve process throughput and facility layout efficiency in 2015. What started with just a prototyping of a baluster toggle in 2011 has led to an on

Internal Lean and Marketing Growth During Pandemic

Reported Year
2022
With the company at a sales plateau, Richard Ourso, owner of The Olde Mill, decided to focus his efforts on cultivating the external and internal workings of The Olde Mill. He contacted Dan Stumper of LCTCS MEP of LA and Justin Dedden, LCTCS MEP representative at Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC), part of the MEP National Network™, for help.

Competitiveness Review Recommendations Fuel Business Strategy Transformation

Reported Year
2021
Torq/Lite originally met with former MEPOL Business Development Manager Scott Uffman. Uffman discussed with Torq/Lite owners the company's need for operating discipline in budgeting and cost management with a concentration on marketing efforts. Uffman then introduced the Torq/Lite staff to MEPOL Project Manager Dan Stumper who knew the best
Created March 18, 2019, Updated January 26, 2022