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New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NHMEP)

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The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NH MEP) is able to leverage a vast array of public and private resources and services that are available to every manufacturing enterprise in the state. The nationwide network of MEP Centers is linked through the U.S. Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), with the common goal to strengthen the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers.

The challenge for manufacturers today is satisfying escalating customer expectations in an increasingly volatile and competitive global market while also maintaining satisfactory profit margins. With technological change happening so rapidly many small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) find it difficult to keep pace with the demands for new technologies that will enable them to remain profitably competitive. NH MEP provides affordable, innovative solutions to the problems encountered by today's manufacturing enterprise by facilitating interaction between industry, government and academia.

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Success Stories

Lean Training and Implementation Helped Pleasant View Gardens Grow More Than Just Plants

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“We looked at our operation as if it was a manufacturing facility rather than greenhouse,” said Mike Goyette, Operations Manager for Pleasant View Gardens. “So out of necessity to improve our operating margin, we needed to look at how we do our work more efficiently and more effectively with better balance.” In order to improve their operating

Having a Robust Quality Management System is More Than Just a Certificate on the Wall. For XMA Corporation it Produced a Solid Company Culture

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“I started at XMA in 2013,” said Marc Smith, President and CEO of XMA Corporation. “Because my background was in aerospace, I understood the value of a Quality Management System. We needed a robust QMS because it would strengthen our company culture. The employees would create it, follow it, be accountable for it and own it. This leads to a solid

NIST 800-171 Compliance Allowed Tech Resources, Inc. To Continue Their Work Uninterrupted With The U.S. Department of Defense

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"All our work is for the DOD,” said Gary Andrews, President of Tech Resources, Inc. “So when we heard that the DOD’s NIST 800-171 cybersecurity requirements would be flowing down to their contractors in the near future, we wanted to get ahead of it in order to meet those requirements and not have any interruptions in our business with them.” Tech

"Working with the NH MEP and the Growth Collaborative enabled Patriot to focus its marketing efforts and resources in areas where we are strong. We learned new tools to better evaluate where we are as a company and where we are going."

—Chris Leuteritz, Owner/Manager

Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 11, 2021