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Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

MEP is a public-private partnership with Centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico dedicated to serving small and medium-sized manufacturers. Last year, MEP Centers interacted with more than 36,000 manufacturers, leading to $16.2 billion in sales, $2.9 billion in cost savings, $4.8 billion in new client investments, and helped create or retain more than 107,100 jobs.


For the past 30 years, the MEP National NetworkTM has equipped small and medium-sized manufacturers with the resources needed to grow and thrive. Our industry experts work side-by-side with manufacturers to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, develop the next generation workforce, create new products, find new markets and much more. Together, they strengthen communities and U.S. manufacturing. Watch More Videos

Heroes of American Manufacturing: Capewell
Heroes of American Manufacturing: Capewell
Capewell, a client of GENEDGE (Virginia MEP), provides the most innovative, effective custom-engineered solutions that save lives and increase success rates for anyone who operates globally in dangerous environments supporting national security and other critical missions. GENEDGE and Capewell maintain a strategic partnership which allows for ongoing project engagements and mutual opportunities for collaboration and growth.


Committed to delivering high quality, reliable and sustainable capabilities for our Nation's men and women serving to protect our freedoms, we are excited to tell Capewell’s story and how GENEDGE has contributed to their success.

Industry 4.0 Technologies Help Manufacturers Succeed
Industry 4.0 Technologies Help Manufacturers Succeed
In today’s labor market, manufacturers continue to struggle to find quality labor. Industry 4.0 (I4.0) technologies can help manufacturers fill those gaps, improve efficiency, and stay competitive. The shift toward automation is a reason many manufacturers decide to work with an MEP Center. MEP Centers have a broad range of subject matter experts that can help companies, whether they’re just learning about I4.0 or are already implementing it. This video features MEP manufacturing clients discussing their company’s experience with I4.0. In addition, MEP Center experts explain some of the benefits they’ve seen for their clients. 

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  • MEP Headquarters
    (301) 975-5020
    100 Bureau Drive, M/S 4800
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4800