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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

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

Technology Driven Market Intelligence - A Pathway To New Markets

Reported Year
With the MettleWood product in the final stages of laboratory testing, Inventwood sought the assistance of MD MEP, part of the MEP National Network™, to help define market opportunities, identify commercial applications and assist in the process of quantifying these opportunities for further development.

Scaling Production in Response to the Challenges of COVID-19

Reported Year
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
Created March 18, 2019, Updated July 12, 2021