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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

Filtrine Manufacturing Company Embraces Lean to Ensure Customer Satisfaction

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“The major issue that had been getting more difficult for us over the last 15 years was, customers wanted things faster,” said Turner Hansel, President of Filtrine. “So we looked into our processes to see where we can cut down our time. We found out engineering was holding things up.” Filtrine. needed to cut 2 weeks out of engineering but did not
Created March 18, 2019, Updated January 26, 2022