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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

Accelerating the Path to Success with PRiMEX

Report Year
2019
PRIFB was required to develop, implement and certify a quality management system in accordance with the international standards of ISO 9001: 2015. The challenge was not only to achieve the ISO certification, but to achieve it simultaneously with an accelerated growth process, which required the hiring of dozens of employees each week for the

Small Family Business Rebounds After Hurricane Maria

Report Year
2019
Valero Inc. was referred to PRiMEX in April 2018 by their local commercial bank. They needed to re-start the operation after the devastating effects Hurricane Maria had on their facilities. Once the facilities were available, Valero needed to rapidly increase production output to cope with increasing customers demand. Production flow was severely

"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 June 2, 2020