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West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WVMEP)

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The West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WVMEP) is a program in the West Virginia University (WVU) Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Industrial Extension. WVMEP's mission is to strengthen, empower, and grow West Virginia manufacturing to improve the competitiveness of West Virginia both locally and globally, while also serving as the outreach arm of the Statler College connecting WVU resources to West Virginia manufacturers. WVMEP provides manufacturing consulting services to West Virginia industry including production process improvement, quality and management systems, innovation and growth services, and safety and industrial hygiene. The WVMEP prides itself on helping manufacturers and working closely with state and economic development resources to provide additional support and ensure all needs of the manufacturers are addressed.

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Success Stories

Manufacturer Trains New Internal Auditors to Support ISO 9001 System

Reported Year
DALB Inc. is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and has their own internal auditing team that evaluates their own operations as part of the required auditing process. To ensure that their audit team is robust and that enough employees are trained to conduct audits, they contracted with WVU Industrial Extension, part of the MEP National Network, to train

WVMEP Helps Precision Tool Comply with Cybersecurity Requirements

Reported Year
Leadership looked to strategically broaden its focus and grow the business into other areas, including the Department of Defense (DOD) supply chain. As a small company with limited resources, the flow down of cybersecurity requirements were not only overwhelming but also very unclear to Precision Tool. Precision Tool leadership turned to the WVMEP

Wincore Window Company Receives Air Sample Evaluation

Reported Year
Wincore Window Company was seeking assistance in maintaining employee safety and meeting OSHA compliance for air quality in the workplace. Wincore works with fiberglass, which has the potential for composite dust, leaving the company at risk of receiving large fines from OSHA, or, far worse, endangering their employees. For help the company
Created March 18, 2019, Updated September 16, 2023