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New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP)

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Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation's (NYSTAR) mission is to advance technology innovation and commercialization in New York State. Through regional New York MEP centers, NYSTAR works to provide direct technology assistance to small and medium size manufacturers and other businesses. A key strength of New York MEP is its affiliation with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s nationwide MEP network, allowing it to draw upon the expertise within over 400 local outreach centers across the country. As a network of 11 independent, not-for-profit organizations, New York MEP centers cultivate the growth of high-tech industry and help smaller manufacturers modernize. The organizations share a common commitment to providing direct, strategic assistance to companies in the areas of entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, product development, high-tech business incubator management and technology transfer services.

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Success Stories

Centrotherm Launches Product in Canada amid Pandemic with CEG’s Support

Reported Year
Toward the end of 2019, Centrotherm was preparing to launch a new product in Canada: Air Excellent, a dedicated system for heat recovery ventilation (HRV) and energy recovery ventilation (ERV) that supports air quality control for residential and commercial spaces. Air Excellent had been introduced in Europe about eight years earlier, and markets

Taking Action Against Productivity Losses

Reported Year
Pladis Global’s Horseheads, NY plant requested assistance from AMT, part of the New York MEP and the MEP National Network™, with a project to increase the OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) on one of their packaging lines. The OEE prior to the project was 20-30% and the goal was to achieve greater than 60% OEE.

How Value Stream Mapping Helped REELEX Tackle Its Future Growth

Reported Year
REELEX Packaging Solutions Inc. found itself on an upward trajectory in spring of 2021 due to an increase in demand for the patented REELEX machines. Leadership determined that the best course of action to manage this growth would be to utilize the benefits of value stream mapping to guide effective practices and processes for future demand, market

Manufacturing reports

New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership Impacts Report

The New York State MEP plays a vital role in the state helping fuel growth for both established companies and startups. The 10 regional MEP Centers and the statewide MEP Center provide services including training on manufacturing principles, aiding in cybersecurity certification, obtaining funds/grants for business investment, helping connect manufacturers to suppliers and customers – all to help drive success for New York’s manufacturers and technology companies.

Created March 18, 2019, Updated January 26, 2022