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Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Nebraska MEP)

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The Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Nebraska MEP) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln provides manufacturing support and assistance to enhance the productivity and technological performance of small- and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises statewide. Leveraging relationships with technical specialists at the University of Nebraska and a network of external providers, Nebraska MEP offers an assortment of services to help manufacturers improve, grow, connect and lead.

Nebraska MEP’s approach is to work with each client individually, understand their needs, and tailor a plan to meet specific goals and objectives. The end goal is to increase the profitability and competitiveness of manufacturers through a concerted effort to develop high caliber workers, foster product innovation, cultivate new customers and enter new markets. 

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Success Stories

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) procedure review

Reported Year
STANLEY was interested in evaluating its Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) procedure at its Lincoln manufacturing facility as part of its continual improvement initiative. The ESD procedure is a safety protocal used to test and control electrostatic discharge when an associate enters the assembly floor. Garth Jack, Director of Quality and Regulatory

ISO certification polishes Metalworks, Inc’s Reputation

Reported Year
Metalworks' COO knew a number of the company’s biggest customers were asking about ISO certification in the bidding process. Mike Nagle of the Nebraska MEP, part of the MEP National Network™, and Dan Johnson of HQMS spent one half-day touring the facilities to determine how Metalworks could improve their operation and become ISO 9001:2015 certified

Equalizing temperatures for meat tempering facility

Reported Year
In 2019 Glenn Valley Foods moved into a brand new state-of-the-art meat processing facility. After the move Glenn Valley Foods observed reduced yields due to uneven tempering in their new tempering room. They needed to better understand the temperature uniformity (i.e., cold vs. hot spots) within the room and adjust their process. For help the
Created March 18, 2019, Updated July 12, 2021