When products are in high demand, many small to medium sized manufacturers find it challenging to focus on sales strategies or how to best implement them. Web development and SEO can also fall to the lower end of the priority list. If these important aspects of business are not integrated into an effective process, a company can quickly fall behind in the market and be left struggling to remain competitive. Recognizing these obstacles, NHMEP will begin offering three new services to manufacturing companies starting Monday, June 1st.
Nashua, NH – Bug Baffler, an insect protective clothing manufacturer for global customers, is now producing cloth masks and plastic face shields for its local New Hampshire community including health organizations, businesses, consumers and industries such as transportation where bus and taxi drivers have been purchasing them for their public-facing work. Kevin Boghigian, owner of Bug Baffler, said they are doing their best to help where they can and will continue making the masks and face shields as long as necessary. Their variety of cloth masks are available for purchase online either individually or wholesale at a discounted rate.
Milford, NH – Alene Candles is normally focused on making high quality candles for customers around the world, but when COVID-19 struck the US, their focus shifted to targeting the most immediate needs for PPE in the community. They had the people, space and capabilities ready to work, so they decided to produce face shields. For their first production run of 10,000, they bought the materials they could find like elastic and foam, then received a generous donation of plastic materials from a producer in Biddeford, ME in exchange for a donation of 3,000 face shields to go back to Maine’s community of first responders and hospitals. They agreed, and decided to donate all of the face shields they assembled.
Concord, NH – Toward the close of 2019, Franklin High School was looking for a way to introduce their students to opportunities in manufacturing and reached out to the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NH MEP) for assistance in their efforts. NH MEP is a manufacturing sector advisor for the NH Sector Partnership Initiative (SPI) – a state program which cultivates workforce development in the five primary sectors – Construction, Health Care, Hospitality, Manufacturing and Technology.
CONCORD, NH – The manufacturing industry is facing different challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and NHMEP is stepping up to help affected businesses in several ways. Critical supplies: in order to meet the high demand of critical supplies, we are connecting manufacturers with each other and with the right suppliers to produce gowns, face shields, masks, and more.
Many people telework. Teleworkers use various client devices, such as desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, and tablets, to read and send email, access websites, review and edit documents, and perform many other tasks. These client devices may be controlled by the organization, by third parties, or by the users themselves. Most teleworkers use remote access, which is the ability for an organization’s users to access its non-public computing resources from external locations other than the organization’s facilities.
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise rapidly around the world, an increasing number of companies are closing their office doors and instructing employees, wherever possible, to work from home. This shift in business operations is an essential move to halt the virus’ spread. But the sudden and massive uptick in remote working leaves businesses extremely vulnerable to cyberattacks.
America’s new goalpost: Build tens of thousands of ventilators and assemble and reuse billions of face masks in the next few weeks to ward off some of the worst-case scenarios from the coronavirus pandemic.
Why it matters: We need to give medical professionals, first responders and essential personnel (like grocery store staff) every possible tool to treat the ill and avoid getting sick.
Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bill to Help Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers during Coronavirus Public Health Emergency
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced with their colleagues the MEP Crisis Response Act of 2020, which would help Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers stay open during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
Manchester, NH – On Tuesday, May 1st the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NH MEP) partnering with the New Hampshire Government Contracting Assistance Center, the New Hampshire Aerospace and Defense Export Consortium and Mainstay Technologies ran their second Cybersecurity workshop at the Best Western Inn and Conference Center in Manchester, NH.