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Mississippi Manufacturers Association Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MMA-MEP)

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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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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
Created March 18, 2019, Updated July 12, 2021