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Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership

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The Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) provides high value, affordable solutions to help businesses increase profitability. As advocates for Indiana's thousands of manufacturers, our staff leverages resources in both the public and private sectors to help identify areas of improvement, streamline processes, and ultimately increase competitiveness.

Offering solutions for manufacturing challenges, Purdue MEP specializes in the following services through on-site training and analysis:

  • Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
  • Faculty Assistance
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Leadership Development
  • Lean Manufacturing / Lean Office
  • Quality Improvement / Quality Management Systems (ISO)
  • Six Sigma
  • Supply Chain Services
  • Training within Industry (TWI)
  • Competitiveness Review
  • Executive Peer Groups
  • ExporTech
  • Food and Beverage
  • Collaborative Robotics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Manufacturing and Design Assessments
  • Video Work Instruction
  • And more!

Our professionally trained staff, located throughout the state, includes experts from a variety of business and manufacturing sectors. We serve businesses throughout the state of Indiana.

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Success Stories

Purdue MEP Assistance Opens Business Opportunities for Defense Contractor

Reported Year
As a small business and defense contractor, Valor provides the highest quality products and services in support of the warfighter and the public sector. Seeking the necessary improvements to help open new doors and continue working with current defense contractors, Valor leadership connected with Purdue MEP, part of the MEP National Network™, and

Purdue MEP Turns Successful Employees into Future Leaders for B&B Molders

Reported Year
B&B Molders' leadership recognized the importance of providing new managers with a foundation of shared practices and beliefs to ensure team members were working from the same set of standards and culture. The company reached out to Purdue MEP, part of the MEP National Network™, for leadership training for current leaders, as well as future leaders

Purdue MEP Helps Manufacturer Become an Employer of Choice

Reported Year
Pre-Covid Ambu was doing well with employee retention and holding strong with on-time deliveries. However, as the nation grappled with the pandemic, they saw a large spike in turnover which eventually started affecting their efficiency rates and overall output. With employee retention numbers tumbling, Ambu immediately began to plan how to mitigate
Created March 18, 2019, Updated January 14, 2023