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Maine MEP Project Manager Talks Lean at 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco

Looking to help specialty food manufacturers across the country increase their profitability, the Specialty Food Association invited Maine MEP Project Manager Bill Whittier to present a workshop on Lean Manufacturing at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. Now in its 40th year, the show is one of the world’s largest marketplaces for food producers and buyers and this year featured more than 14,000 exhibitors from across the U.S. and around the world.

The show is sponsored by the Specialty Food Association, an organization of food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs that was established in 1952 to nurture companies in an always-evolving marketplace. The Winter Fancy Food Show took place January 11-15, 2015.

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Maine Manufacturer Acceleration Program - MMAP

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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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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.

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.




Maine MEP participated in the 6th Annual Maine State Chamber of Commerce Business Day at the State House
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Left to right: Muriel Mosher, Maine MEP president, Jaimie Logan and Brian Mulligan, Governor's Account Executives, and Larry Robinson, Maine MEP center director.



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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 January 2014 through November 2014. Clients are asked about impacts experienced over the past year.

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