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Puerto Rico Manufacturing Extension Inc. (PRiMEX)

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The Puerto Rico Manufacturing Extension Inc. (PRiMEX) is a private non-profit organization, organized in 1996 through the initiative of Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a program under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As part of a national network, PRiMEX supports the needs of all Puerto Rico’s small and medium enterprises (SME’s) by providing services to improve their technical know-how and business processes.

The MEP National Network allows us to leverage nationwide resources that previously had not been accessible to our industrial base. These “partnerships” includes research laboratories for technology transfers and knowledge sharing, national associations and industry related organizations. PRiMEX has focused on increasing the competitiveness of PR's industrial base by bridging the productivity gap for companies, identifying opportunities for growth, and encouraging technology/innovation deployment. We provide our customers with a wide array of fundamental services in business and process improvements to retain, expand and help them to stay strong and ready to compete in the global market. We focus on the future of PR's companies by making advanced technology/innovation adoption a reality for any-sized business.

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Success Stories

Business Financial Turnaroud

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Safetech needed to formalize its administrative activities and finance. Among the needs were improve its revenues, collections, and expenses. The company contacted PRiMEX, part of the MEP National Network™, for assistance with these challenges and long term engagement.

I CAL Group, LLC Certified under the ISO 9001:2015 Standard

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I Cal Group's customers, who are primarily medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, continuously demand higher standards and that suppliers operate under a formal quality system. I Cal Group realized that their quality management system needed to be upgraded. Since the company’s personnel had participated in various activities sponsored by

"The services provided by PRiMEX have provided great benefits that allow us to improve productivity and reach our goals on balancing inventory levels and customer service. At present we have implemented purchasing and inventory control tools that help us identify great opportunities to reduce costs. We want to thank PRiMEX for their support and guidance."

—Moises Almansa, President

Created March 18, 2019, Updated March 23, 2021