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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


Reported Year
NSM was previously certified to the AS 9100 standard but allowed their certification to lapse in 2012 when none of their customers required it. Management had a high level of confidence they could maintain the controls and discipline the quality system required without the need for a third party certification audit. The acquisition of a new product

Facility Layout and Flow Improvement

Reported Year
C&D Assembly, Inc. specializes in rapid-prototype and low to mid volume, high-mix contract manufacturing. The current layout constrained the process flow in the final steps in the production process leading to increased inventory (WIP) and excess handling (motion and movement). To remain competitive and accommodate increased volume, C&D requested

Matching Grant Helps Increase Productivity and Create Growth In Sales

Reported Year
The distribution of the product is required to be maintained at a minimal 39 degrees. The company needed the trucks to have refrigeration. The company also needed to purchase additional production equipment. They were making a large investment and qualified for a matching grant from MTRC, part of the New York MEP and the MEP National Network™, for

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 July 12, 2021