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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 helps plastics manufacturer retain $2 million in retained sales in 12 months

Report Year
Both domestic and international customers require a transition from an earlier versions to ISO 9001-2015. This was a major undertaking and Jeco Plastic Products required outside assistance to make the change. The company also became increasingly active in aerospace and Department of Defense (DOD) markets over the years, which requires mandated

Purdue MEP Helps Bowmar Meet DOD Cybersecurity Requirements

Report Year
Nearly 70% of Bowmar’s customers are defense contractors. Pursuant to a law passed in 2010, the company began to see flow downs for DFARS 252.204.7012 regulations which contain NIST 800-171 controls for handling Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).NIST 800-171 is comprised of 109 controls in 14 categories ranging from information access

"I believe we will continue to see sales growth. This growth allows Hightech Signs to continue to invest in equipment and staffing to further leverage our technology implementation completed with [Purdue University’s ] IN-MaC help. It also has allowed us to increase our data and network security and our necessary backup systems."

—Doug Abramowski, President

Created March 18, 2019, Updated June 2, 2020