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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

Air Master, Awning LLC.

Reported Year
Inventory usually accounts for 50% of a company's investments in assets and it is a challenge to maintain the balance between satisfactory customer service levels and inventory costs. Air Master was already working through the challenges of recovery from Hurricane Maria and an earthquake in southern Puerto Rico. Then the COVID pandemic shut down

Carla’s Sweets Managing Growth

Reported Year
After numerous collaborations over the years with PR Manufacturing Extension, part of the MEP National Network™, in 2021 Carla’s Sweets Corp. contacted PR Manufacturing Extension to request assistance in transforming the business by identifying improvement opportunities and implementing recommendations. Carla's Sweets Corp. had grown and acquired

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

Reported Year
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
Created March 18, 2019, Updated September 16, 2023