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Maine MEP 2014
Annual Report

Maine MEP 2014 Annual Report

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Maine MEP Offers Lean Education Courses for All Employees

New partnership will make Lean courses available online to all Maine manufacturing employees

The Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Maine MEP) announced today that it has partnered with Camden-based Lean education provider Back in the Game, Inc., to offer “Lean Manufacturing,” an e-learning course for manufacturers to educate every employee on the concepts of Lean enterprise management. The online availability of the course will make it easier and more efficient for Maine manufacturers to provide Lean training to their entire workforce.

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Maine Manufacturer Acceleration Program - MMAP

Let MMAP help improve your products, reduce your costs and get your products to market faster.

Gain a Competitive Edge
The MMAP is the only business development program for Maine manufacturers designed to generate innovative growth through collaboration. We bring together some of the most experienced organizations in the state to focus on manufacturers' most challenging obstacle to growth. By combining resources and utilizing the proven tools of innovation engineering, we can help your company improve its bottom line.

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Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership


Maine MEP is a unique resource for manufacturing and its supply chain in Maine.

We create opportunities for Maine’s small and medium sized manufacturers, by helping them become more efficient, productive and globally competitive.

We are an organization with a culture of innovation that leverages MEP resources in the application of new ideas to clients, products and processes in pursuit of profits.

Vision: To become Maine's premier provider of growth-based solutions for Maine's small and medium size manufacturers.

Mission: To create profitable growth opportunities for Maine's small and medium sized manufacturers by helping them become more efficient, productive, and globally competitive.

Growth Based Solutions for Manufacturers


Competing effectively in the global marketplace of the 21st century requires steady access to information and knowledge applied to innovative strategies. Lots of it. Every day. Whether your customers are across town or across time zones. That means where you turn for help could be the most crucial business decision you make.

The Maine MEP is part of a nationwide network of technical, manufacturing and business specialists linked together by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); the Maine MEP is a unique resource for manufacturing in Maine.



Governor Paul LePage presents Maine MEP 2014 Manufacturer of the Year Award to Huhtamaki, Inc.
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Left to right: George Gervais, DECD Commissioner; Muriel Mosher, Maine MEP President; Ray McMullin, Huhtamaki Plant Manager; Governor Paul LePage; Paul Serbent, Huhtamaki Continuous Improvement Leader; and Paul Anderson, Materials Manager.



Women Making a Difference Award Given to Coffee By Design’s Co-founder Mary Allen Lindemann for Public Service

Above: Presenting the Merle Nelson Women Making a Difference Award is Muriel Mosher, President, Maine MEP, Mary Allen Lindemann, and Eloise Vitelli, Women, Work and Community, Director of Program and Policy Development. Read more.
Wiscasset Newspaper featured Senator Angus King's visit to Maine Medicinal, sister company of Eldertide, one of this year's recipient of the SBA Tibbetts Award.



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Above: Maine Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner George Gervais plays a guitar handcrafted by Bourgeois Guitars in Lewiston during a visit of the shop on June 17, 2013, in celebration of Small Business Week.
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Above: During a tour of Maine MEP's client, Bourgeois Guitars in Lewiston, Maine, in celebration of Small Business Week (June 17-21), Bourgeois CEO John Karp (R) told Maine Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner George Gervais (middle) they’re experiencing a “record year.” To see how DECD can help your business grow and succeed, start by calling their Business Answers service at 1-800-872-3838. To reach a Maine MEP project manager call 1-207-623-0680.

Over the past year, Maine MEP clients* have reported that they:



* No client is surveyed more than once in a 12 month period. Data is from 4 Quarterly Surveys, which were conducted from April 2014 through February 2015. Clients are asked about impacts experienced over the past year. Reported impacts modeled using IMPLAN Pro version 3.0 software. Modeling procedures available upon request.

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