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Maryland MEP

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The Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) is a non-profit organization funded by industry and the State of Maryland that is focused on growing and strengthening Maryland manufacturers. Serving mostly small- and mid-size manufacturers (500 employees or less) across all industries, MD MEP provides an array of programs and services to help these local companies operate more efficiently, grow profitability and create more jobs and opportunities in Maryland.

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Success Stories

ISO Certification– A Strategy for Market Growth

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As an organization, AL-Tech has a heavy reliance on defense contract work (as a prime and as a subcontractor). With the recent addition of a new production facility, the organization was looking to grow and expand into new markets through the development of new customers and products. A key challenge into servicing these markets was obtaining an

Scaling Production in Response to the Challenges of COVID-19

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Micropore manufacturers filter cartridges and material that are used in several different ventilator technologies. The COVID-19 pandemic created a surge in demand for these filtration materials to support the Personal Protective Equipment and Critical Medical Device supply chain. To meet this challenge, Micropore identified a need to increase

Using Market Intelligence to Grow New Opportunities

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Marlin Steel Wire, through their customer relationship and product development efforts, identified a unique opportunity in the aircraft maintenance and repair industry to develop and produce a higher-quality, more-functional basket float to transport, store and protect commercial aircraft engines. Currently, when aircraft maintenance and repair

"Our customers trust that the data they share with us is of the highest priority and protected that way. We engaged with the MD MEP to access their cybersecurity compliance programs and offerings and are pleased with the results that the MD MEP/Blackpoint Cyber team have been able to deliver."

—Mick Arnold, President and CEO

Created March 18, 2019, Updated June 2, 2020