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New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP)

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New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) is a not-for-profit company that works with New Jersey’s small to mid-sized manufacturers to help them become more efficient, profitable and globally competitive. NJMEP’s cost saving strategies and growth initiatives such as lean manufacturing and business process improvements have helped hundreds of companies save an average of 20% of the time, effort, or costs associated with their business and manufacturing processes.

NJMEP’s training processes and methodologies are designed to specifically meet the needs of manufacturers and provides companies with training and tools to continuously improve productivity, grow, and compete both locally and globally. Backed by National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), NJMEP has access to a vast number of both public and private resources and certified trainers with 20+ years of experience in business and industry. NJMEP staff experts play an important role in assessing needs and determining a course of action. Located throughout the state, the experts have worked their entire career in manufacturing, and several have owned their own businesses. Their job is to identify opportunities to improve business, or to assist you in implementing solutions you’ve already identified. 

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Success Stories

Arrow Fasteners Workforce Development Success Story

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Arrow Fasteners wanted to ensure it continues to maintain its reputation of producing such a variety of high-quality products. However, the company was feeling the same pressure as many of the nation’s manufacturers. The challenge is finding the right people to bolster their workforce. Even though New Jersey is filled with a dense population of

Cutting Edge Industries Scores Big with R&D Tax Credits

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New Jersey can be an expensive state to conduct business. Cutting Edge Industries is always working to improve, and that requires investments in equipment and technology. Securing additional funds that can be invested back into the company is challenging, especially with the high cost of doing business in New Jersey. Cutting Edge Industries and

ZAGO Manufacturing Company Reduces Inventory to Boost the Bottom Line

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ZAGO Manufacturing wanted to address their packed warehouse and uncover where else they could add value to their business. Inventory is difficult to manage. Having too much is a costly burden, and ZAGO Manufacturing was working with a tremendous amount of inventory generated from over-production of custom-manufactured parts. This inventory was

"Precision Custom Coatings has seen growth in both sales and employee size since working with NJMEP. Our staff has put into practice lean manufacturing skills, and the training has had a lasting impact on our company’s day-to-day routine. 5S is far more than just straightening up and cleaning. It involves reviewing and re-thinking each employee’s activity, and making sure their work area supports their work. NJMEP’s assistance has proven vital to both our short and long-term successes."

—Mohammed Kovangji, Director of Operations

Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 11, 2021