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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

Increased Capacity and Production through Lean Six Sigma Training

Reported Year
Clene approached Maryland MEP, part of the MEP National Network™, for assistance in helping to improve processes, increase production and obtain a more standardized approach to production enabling the organization to scale effectively and efficiently.

Maryland MEP Supporting Manufacturers Through the Maryland Supply Chain Resiliency Program

Reported Year
COVID-19 created many challenges for Better Engineering and negatively impacted their supply chains. Additionally there was direct impact on the business caused by disruptions to customer operations. Constant price changes created discrepancies in pricing models, leaving workers unable to accurately quote customers affecting both profits and

Cybersecurity Compliance - Strengthening the DOD Supply Chain

Reported Year
As a DOD contractor, IR Tools is required to comply with the DFARS clause and NIST 800-171 cybersecurity requirements. As a manufacturer and supplier, IR had invested in protecting their data and systems, however they had not completed the process of the required certifications and compliance issues for the DOD. To ensure compliance, the company
Created March 18, 2019, Updated January 26, 2022