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University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership (UUMEP) Center

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The University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership (UUMEP) Center is the statewide manufacturing assistance center funded by NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The UUMEP Center’s mission is to deliver customized services to improve all aspects of manufacturing—from the production floor to the front office. Key areas of focus are in food manufacturing, operational excellence, workforce training, advanced manufacturing, growth & innovation, and investment access. The UUMEP Center staff visits clients on-site to discuss their needs, develops a customized solution or project, delivers and manages the custom project, and continuously ensures the project meets the client’s desired outcomes. The UUMEP Center is committed to improving and supporting manufacturers success by becoming and remaining Utah’s #1 trusted industry resource.

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Success Stories

Maintaining Maxwell Products' Lean Journey

Reported Year
The Maxwell Products team was eager to see how they could engage leadership and line workers in producing better outcomes and having the self-motivation to do it. They realized their team lacked knowledge regarding lean and believed gaining a better understanding of lean principles would yield dividends in their overall performance. Additionally

Moving Chairs at MityLite Breads More Success

Reported Year
The MityLite team is driven by the idea that the best work is born from diligence, artisanship, and innovation. MityLite holds dozens of patents for inventions related to its products and manufacturing processes. With all this success, Mity needed to relocate a chair line to their Utah location from another plant.

One Piece Flow Pulling Wallbeds by Wilding

Reported Year
Wallbeds by Wilding requested assistance with lean training and productivity improvements. The team contacted iMpact Utah, a sub-recipient of the UUMEP, for help.
Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 16, 2024