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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

Busy Beehive Makers Use Lean to Meet Unrelenting Demand

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The company normally experiences a higher demand for its products when spring approaches and the retailers order a line of products for their shelves. However, improved marketing and success created an unrelenting demand for their products. Harvest Lane Honey reached out to the Utah Manufacturers Association to provide help to increase their

Securing Fortress Clothing for Future Growth

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Fortress Clothing has a proprietary apparel technology that allows people to be warm in all weather. After marketing various products that targeted different user needs and applications, the company had decided to focus on promoting its base layer. The idea behind this approach is to allow customers to layer their own "vanity" branded middle layers

LV Swiss Standardizes their Commitment to Precision

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LV Swiss sells to automotive and aerospace companies that expect a Gauge Repeatability and Reproducability (Gauge R&R) to be completed regularly. Repeatability and Reproducability are two important factors that show how capable you are at measuring specifications; Gauge R&R is a statistical tool that measures the amount of variation in the

"Working with the UUMEP has been a great experience. From the beginning, they have been genuinely interested in what we do, and how to best help facilitate business growth. We highly recommend engaging with the UUMEP team to support any specific objectives related to consulting or engineering to facilitate growth. As a result of our experience, we will be reaching out to UUMEP often!"

—Ben Phillips, Owner

Created March 18, 2019, Updated June 2, 2020