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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 34,307 manufacturers, leading to $14.4 billion in sales, $1.5 billion in cost savings, $5.2 billion in new client investments, and helped create or retain 125,746 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: Rapid Application Group
Heroes of American Manufacturing: Rapid Application Group
Rapid Application Group (RAG), a client of the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance (the MEP Center in Oklahoma and part of the MEP National Network), was founded by a group of seasoned military and additive manufacturing specialists. Started with a $1,000, a napkin sketch and a home office, this manufacturer has seen tremendous growth in just 3 years of existence and is leading the industry in additive manufacturing. RAG is the only disabled, veteran owned, full production 3D printing company in North America. Their story is truly inspiring.
Heroes of American Manufacturing: Texas Injection Molding
Heroes of American Manufacturing: Texas Injection Molding
Texas Injection Molding, a client of TMAC (the MEP Center in Texas and part of the MEP National Network), provides custom plastic injection molding services for OEM manufacturing and consumer products. This manufacturer offers decades of experience in processing commodity and custom engineered plastic resins and partner with the world’s leading resin manufacturers and custom compounders to bring solutions to complex plastic engineering applications. Its business strategy and operating plan is built upon People, Process Control, and Technology. It is the belief that culture is a strategic advantage and when fostered, an environment where people care for each other they will take care of the equipment, resin, customers and company. 

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