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Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Ohio MEP)

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Ohio MEP supports Ohio’s small and medium-sized manufacturers by providing products, services and assistance to help drive their productivity, growth, innovation and global competitiveness. Small and medium-sized manufacturing companies are critical to Ohio, representing 90% of job growth for high-paying jobs. For every new manufacturing job that is created or retained, three to five supporting jobs are also created. Managed by the Ohio Department of Development, Office of Technology Investments, Ohio MEP is a State and Federal initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). To serve the diversity of Ohio’s industrial base, Ohio MEP manages a network of regional partner organizations that are competitively selected and coordinated to serve as a statewide resource to meet the needs of key industry sectors and small manufacturers. Those manufacturers have access to a broad base of services, including training, coaching and implementation of operation improvement, Lean and Six Sigma, automation, engineering, process and planning for bottom line enhancements. Ohio MEP client-based activities support job creation, increased sales, cost savings, and new business investment. Ohio MEP has 6 regional partners to support statewide assistance. 1. Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT, Toledo), 2. Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET, Cleveland), 3. Ohio State University-South Centers, 4. PolymerOhio (Westerville), 5. TechSolve (Cincinnati), 6. FASTLANE at the University of Dayton Research Institute (FASTLANE, Dayton)

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Success Stories

Preparing for Growth

Reported Year
Busy Beaver Farm utilizes QuickBooks for all of their financial recording keeping and billing. The problem that needed addressed is that QuickBooks is going to an online format that requires new training and a large learning curve. As such a small company, Busy Beaver Farm simply could not afford the time that it would take to "self-teach" this new

FastLane Helps Budde Boost Efficiency & Capacity

Reported Year
Budde’s aerospace customer requested that they take on more work. To stay competitive and take on the additional work to support their defense clients, Budde needed to increase their machine capacity and improve the required first article reporting. Budde needed help refining their inspection documentation and reporting processes, increasing data

TechSolve Training Maximizes B&G Foods Frontline Leadership Potential

Reported Year
B&G Foods faced a challenge with their newly appointed team leaders who lacked prior experience in people management. The organization sought training to develop crucial skill sets including conflict resolution, problem-solving, and coaching to enhance the leadership and interpersonal abilities of these team leaders. B&G Foods partnered with
Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 16, 2024