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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

Needs Assessment Leads to Transformational Business Growth and Awarded Funding

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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

Business Marketing Plans & Training Help Grow Business through Acquisition

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In 2018, Pel Hughes had no strategic business plan in place. Although they had transition plans with Brian Hughes in order as the third-generation family member to run the business, they were in need of increased direction moving forward. Pel Hughes began working with the MEP of Louisiana (MEPOL), part of the MEP National Network™, to create a

"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 February 11, 2021