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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

Fidelity Industries Inc. Used R&D Tax Credits to Expand Designs and Capabilities

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NJMEP, part of the MEP National Network™ , came into the picture about 10 years ago and originally worked with Fidelity Industries to help them get lean and optimize certain areas of their production and manufacturing processes. Since 2016 NJMEP has been helping them on exploring various cost-saving methods, particularly in reference to research

United Premium Foods Expands Products and Increases Productivity Amid Labor Crunch

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UPF’s CFO has worked with the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), part of the MEP National Network™ , in the past on R&D tax credits and thanks to those successful efforts, UPF approached NJMEP again in 2021 with hopes of further optimizing their production process and addressing certain challenges that they faced in terms of food

The Last of Its Kind: La Favorite Industries Inc. Continues to Pioneer

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La Favorite Industries is one of the only manufacturers left in the United States producing these highly specialized components. With La Favorite's critical role in the energy market, the need to have the latest quality management system (QMS) is pivotal in providing clients with products and services that meet all their regulatory requirements.
Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 16, 2024