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Mississippi Manufacturers Association Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MMA-MEP)

Mississippi Manufacturers Association Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MMA-MEP) logo

MMA-MEP is a non-profit division of MMA that provides services to help Mississippi manufacturers be globally competitive. MMA-MEP is one of 51 state Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP). With our manufacturing experts and network of industry resources, we help manufacturers implement change that makes the significant difference between surviving and thriving. MMA-MEP is a catalyst for strengthening American manufacturing and accelerating its ongoing transformation into a more efficient and powerful engine of innovation driving economic growth and job creation. Our Community College and University based MMA-MEP Mississippi Centers provide small and medium-sized manufacturers the tools to innovate, create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. MMA-MEP provides a wide array of services to Mississippi manufacturers in the key areas of:

  •     Growth services
  •     Lean optimization
  •     Polymer services
  •     Quality systems
  •     Industrial engineering solutions
  •     Workforce solutions
  •     Strategic solutions
  •     Pollution prevention (P2) and sustainability solutions

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Success Stories

OSHA Training for Tecumseh Products

Report Year
Tecumseh is consolidating its Canadian operations to Verona. The Verona facility began manufacturing the company’s AK2 line of compressors. Tecumseh need assistance with improving their safety skills for managers and production workers.

Empowering Technicians at the Local Level through Advanced Robotics Training

Report Year
In March 2019, Kohler announced plans to consolidate its North American gasoline engine manufacturing operations from a facility in Wisconsin to the Hattiesburg facility. For the local expansion, Kohler Engines leased an additional 300,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space, investing more than $15 million in moving and upgrading

Maximizing Gas Cavity Line Process Improvement

Report Year
Viking Range, LLC produces, welds and porcelain coats gas cavities for all ranges produced in the plant. Viking was producing six gas cavity units per hour. This was a problem because Viking needed to produce eight or more gas cavities per hour.

"The impact of the leadership coaching and development efforts provided through our partnership with the MMA-MEP Center at ICC has had a tremendous impact on our leadership team. The MMA-MEP Center at ICC coaches are aligned with our leadership content which makes them ideal to assist with this process and gives the front line leaders an unbiased and non-threatening platform to receive valuable feedback for development."

—Patrick Lockett, Site Education Leader, HR

Created March 18, 2019, Updated June 2, 2020