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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

Product Redesign and Development Brings New Sales

Reported Year
NovaSterilis sought assistance from AMT, part of the New York MEP and the MEP National Network™, with a project to redesign its’ operating software from the current design to a programmable logic controller (PLC). Additionally, the electrical design/layout was reconfigured for more efficient manufacturability of the Nova2200 supercritical carbon

New Facility Layout

Reported Year
The company opened a facility in the WNY area in 2020, operating out of a 4,000-square-foot warehouse in Tonawanda, NY. lnsyte Consulting, part of the New York MEP and the MEP National Network™, assisted in laying out that facility. Since then, the growth of the company forced management to consider expanding or relocating to a bigger facility. It

B2B Marketing Approach for Small Business

Reported Year
Vice President Jeff Durbin realized he was reliant on a small number of clients and wanted to build that number and diversify that base, specifically with regional clients. Durbin Machine North has been machining parts for a long time, and their shop has a solid reputation among their current clients; nurturing those relationships was already a

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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 August 12, 2023