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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 Helps Hammond Group Plan for the Future.

Reported Year
HGI serves multi-billion-dollar customers who expect the company’s production processes and management control systems to be as sophisticated as their own. HGI sees Purdue as a champion for northwest Indiana industry by making available MEP programs that provide such technical competence training, and at an affordable price. The offerings of Purdue

Purdue MEP Helps Aviation Company Enter New Markets and Increased Sales

Reported Year
MSP Aviation has worked with Purdue MEP, part of the MEP National Network™, for several years. The partnership began in 2015 when Purdue MEP supported MSP Aviation’s operations with assistance to help streamline processes, improve scheduling, and reduce capacity limitations. In 2019 and 2020, MSP Aviation was faced with NADCAP certification
Created March 18, 2019, Updated June 23, 2022