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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

Unlocking Opportunities With CMMC Compliance Remediation

Reported Year
As a result of their expertise and quality of completed work, opportunities for project work across the government agencies has been increasing. Some of the largest installations that Eco Engineering conducts is within the Department of Defense and it is expected to grow. At an early stage, senior leadership recognized that working towards CMMC

Reforming Business Practices Through Continuous Improvement

Reported Year
TruckCorp sought out MAGNET, part of the Ohio MEP and the MEP National Network™, for the center's expertise in operational excellence. TruckCorp wanted to make improvements on the shop floor and train operators to kickstart a new culture of lean disciplines, leading to increased efficiency and promoting business growth and development.
Created March 18, 2019, Updated March 7, 2023