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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

Alltrisrta Plastics Plastics, LLC Certified under the ISO 13485:2016 Standard

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Alltrista Plastic's customers, medical devices and pharmaceutical manufacturers, continuously demand higher standards and that their suppliers operate under a formal quality system. Alltrista Plastics Puerto Rico, LLC, realized that their quality management system needed to be upgraded in order to meet international standards. Since the company’s

Design of Packaging Plant

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As a food company with growing demand, MS Produce management needed to evaluate planning for facilities where it can carry out cleaning, packaging and storing its products effectively and in compliance with regulatory agencies such as USDA and FDA. MS Produce also needed to automate the packaging of their products. This company has a history with
Created March 18, 2019, Updated March 7, 2023