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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

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.

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Better Lion

Reported Year
Lion Energy has experienced explosive growth. They were ranked No. 8 out of 100 companies honored at the 27th annual Utah 100 Awards, based on revenue growth between 2016 and 2022. The management team saw the need to adjust their processes to adapt to the growth and to plan for the future.

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
Created March 18, 2019, Updated September 16, 2023