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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

Flowers and Improvements that Last Forever

Reported Year
The company experienced challenges with meeting a rapidly growing customer demand. With so many orders and so much variety, Forever Floral experienced wide ranging variation with their on-time delivery. In 2022, they reached out to Impact Utah, a sub-recipient of the Utah MEP and part of the MEP National Network™, to get help with a rapid

Beautiful Changes at Jack’s Ornamental Iron

Reported Year
Jack’s Ornamental Iron is very employee conscious and remains focused on the ever enhanced and improved employee experience. Company leadership desired to find a way to make their employees feel good about where they worked and give them an environment they can be proud of. They were also looking for ways to optimize processes and efficiencies in

Campbell Scientific DMAIC

Reported Year
As demand for their products increased, one area of the operations lagged with their on-time delivery. Campbell Scientific turned to Utah Manufacturers Association (UMA), a sub-recipient of the Utah-MEP and part of the MEP National Network™, for help.
Created March 18, 2019, Updated July 28, 2022