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Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC)

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The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) is a statewide manufacturing outreach and assistance center focused on growing Montana’s economy by helping manufacturers succeed in a nationally and globally competitive environment.  Part of the NIST MEP National Network, we have access to an extensive network of resources throughout Montana and the U.S.  

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, MMEC provides Montana manufacturers with hands-on assistance plus the knowledge and resources needed for growth, innovation and profit enhancement.  Staffed by proven professionals with extensive manufacturing and business experience in a variety of industries, our team can help you achieve positive, measurable, and sustainable growth for your top and bottom line.  Our areas of expertise include product and market development, strategic and exit planning, workforce/talent development, business financials, food safety and processes, quality management, lean manufacturing, supply chain optimization, and many others. 

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Success Stories

MMEC and Montana Manufacturer Team Up to Facilitate ISO Certification

Reported Year
Oerlikon places a high priority on quality management systems and tools to demonstrate its commitment to producing top quality products for its clients. The company has achieved ISO 9001 certification, a process that requires manufacturers to complete an extensive audit process showing that they meet specific standards and regulatory requirements

MMEC and Nelson Labs Collaborate on Lean Transformation Gameplan

Reported Year
Recently, BioScience Laboratories was acquired by Nelson Labs’ parent company Sotera Health. As part of the transition, the company wished to strengthen its alignment with Sotera corporate values, which include a strong focus on excellence and continual improvement. Management wished to introduce Lean and other continuous improvement principles
Created March 18, 2019, Updated March 7, 2023