About Maine MEP
The Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Maine MEP) is able to leverage a vast array of public and private resources and services that are available to every manufacturing enterprise in Maine. The nationwide system of MEP centers is linked through the U.S. Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with the common goal to strengthen the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers.
Vision: In the next five years, the Maine MEP will become the primary point of contact for all of Maine's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) service needs. By leveraging the Center's expertise, SMEs will be able to attain their business goals.
Mission: The mission of the Maine MEP is to facilitate economic development in Maine by providing needed services to Maine's SMEs.
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 2016 through November 2016. Clients are asked about impacts experienced over the past year.
From the Shop Floor to the Board Room: Enterprise Management
Maine MEP will assist your organization in a transformation from traditional to world-class manufacturer. Our experienced project managers will work with your team to identify conditions which may be impeding your ability to become more efficient, competitive and prosperous. We can assist in providing the resources to help you maximize your profit. In working side by side with your leadership, the MEP becomes a partner for success.
How We Help
The challenge for manufacturers today is satisfying escalating customer expectations in an increasingly volatile and competitive global market while also maintaining satisfactory profit margins. With technological change happening so rapidly many small and medium manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) find it difficult to keep pace with those demands.
Maine MEP provides affordable, innovative solutions to the problems encountered by today’s manufacturing enterprise by facilitating interaction between industry, government and academia.
What We Deliver