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New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (New Mexico MEP)

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New Mexico MEP aspires to be the premier solution provider to strengthen and grow New Mexico’s manufacturing. As a statewide assistance center, New Mexico MEP is dedicated to increasing the competitiveness of the state’s small and mid sized businesses. The Center’s experts and industry resource network help create the change that can make the difference. New Mexico MEP provides expertise in results-driven methodologies, best practices, and innovative technologies designed to increase your profitability. As a public/private partnership, New Mexico MEP brings together government, not-for-profit and industry resources to offer the comprehensive programs and services you need.

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Success Stories

Bringing Innovation to Rural Clothing Manufacturer

Report Year
2020
Navajo Spirit is working on balancing automation with existing manufacturing processes, by rolling out updated information technology. Carl Ballenger, General Manager, has moved the business forward using technology to digitize patterns and standardizing work processes. Carl and Virginia Yazzie Ballenger, owner and designer, wanted New Mexico MEP

Transformation of Tea Manufacturer sets the stage for Growth

Report Year
2019
During its first year of operation, OBTC Warehouse worked to create recipes replacing tea blends supplied by the previous vendor as well as unique blends. Demand grew significantly and the manufacturing operation struggled to support the sales from its tea shops, wholesale accounts, and its online store. The layout of the warehouse did not support

From stagnant to Increased Revenue

Report Year
2019
Although Allison’s frustration related to keeping blades sharp was remedied, a new type of frustration took over. Increasing demand for Wicked Edge/Hollowpoint products made it difficult to keep up. Supply and demand issues were stunting the company’s growth.

"As a small business owner, I will be forever grateful to New Mexico MEP. New Mexico MEP helped shape our culture through Lean training and systems development. A good portion of our core business processes was overhauled, leading to significant financial benefits. I would have never had the time nor the knowledge to make it happen without New Mexico MEP."

—Dave Slavens, Vice-President, Co-owner

Created March 18, 2019, Updated June 2, 2020