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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

ISO 50001 Certification Made Possible with Assistance of Purdue MEP

Reported Year
Jaeger-Unitek needed to become fully certified in ISO 50001 by the end of 2023. They had just under 18 months to complete the goal, which included setting up the funding application, funding approval, comprehensive training, system setup and implementation, and audit certification. The task was daunting as they had no previous ISO 50001 knowledge

Indiana Manufacturer Overcomes Turnover Issues While Improving Company Culture

Reported Year
Robert Weed was experiencing significant and lengthy turnover issues. The high turnover rates created an increase in costs for recruitment and training of new hires and created a disconnect among employees, as well as poor morale and culture. Long-term employees were tired of seeing the high number of new employees come and go and were getting

Purdue MEP Supports Advanced Manufacturing Skills Training with Defense Funding

Reported Year
There were two significant challenges that prompted Ad-Vance Magnetics to seek the support of Purdue MEP, part of the MEP National Network™ . First, there was a significant backlog of press brake work as a result of increased semiconductor/chip industry demand. Second, the complexity of their coordinate-measuring machine (CMM) software required
Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 16, 2024