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Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC)

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The Vermont representative of the MEP National Network ™, the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has been operating statewide as a not-for-profit Center hosted by Vermont Technical College since 1995. VMEC's primary mission is, "To strengthen and empower Vermont manufacturers." VMEC routinely collaborates with partners in business, government and education to bring world-class assistance and resources to Vermont manufacturers, helping them overcome ever-changing challenges, become more competitive, and grow their profitability. A local Resource and Trusted Advisor, VMEC has a long track record of achieving measured results and quantified impacts for its clients, with a high average Return on Investment (ROI) reported by clients as a direct result of VMEC assistance. The VMEC Team brings expertise in consulting, coaching, hands-on implementation, continuing support, and training and education for leaders and workers – helping them to innovate, plan, perform and accelerate profitable growth in ways that drive increasing enterprise value. The VMEC Team provides proven systems and solutions focused on Strategies, Processes, Products, Technologies and People.

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Success Stories

Advanced Illumination revisits strategic planning, leading to improved sales efforts

Report Year
Ai's sales had remained flat for six years while the company lost market share to a growing number of competitors. They were seeking to grow the business by doubling their sales over the next five years as well as changing their sales organization from an external to internal team. This would allow for improvements to their sales and marketing

FoodScience makes huge strides with VMEC Lean Office training

Report Year
FoodScience realized they needed to maintain and improve on their ability to meet the needs of their customers in the human and animal health industry. They wished to support the growth of the company and sustain quality excellence through the development of people and continue the development of a continuous improvement culture. VMEC was contacted

Whitney Blake Continues to Create Meaningfully Unique Connections That Lead to Innovation

Report Year
Whitney Blake wished to continue reinvesting in their ongoing Innovation Engineering program as they had just sent two new team members to Innovation College. They were one of the first VT organizations to embrace and practice IE principles and their continuation of IE tools integration would lead into an ongoing support pipeline for future

"Bringing VMEC in to assess and make recommendations improved our confidence in business decisions by having a third party that is both impartial and very qualified to work with. "

—Bill McGrath, President

Created March 18, 2019, Updated June 2, 2020