Ambix Takes Advantage of Marketing Strategies Collaborative Program to Expand Its Customer Base

Ambix Takes Advantage of Marketing Strategies Collaborative Program to Expand Its Customer Base

Ambix faced its challenges like other companies. “New Hampshire has a very tight-labor market, rising electrical costs, and an extremely volatile raw material market,” said Florio. “But all of those things paled in comparison to the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges that came with it.” That was when Melissa and Jeff realized that Ambix needed to expand its customer base and diversify into new markets. Around this time Melissa heard about a marketing information session workshop put on by NH MEP and presented by their 3rd party partner TribalVision- a cutting-edge digital marketing firm.

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Early Adoption Of NIST 800-171 Allows AeroDynamics To Get Ahead of the Curve

Early Adoption Of NIST 800-171 Allows AeroDynamics To Get Ahead of the Curve

AeroDynamics had the foresight to realize NIST 800-171 compliance would be trickling down to them. “We wanted to get ahead of the curve to ensure our business with the DoD and the Primes would not be interrupted,” said Bilodeau. “We also wanted a way to get ahead of our competitors with this but we were not sure where to start.” Then through a networking event Cara attended she found out about NH MEP’s information session, “Cybersecurity for DoD Manufacturers.”

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NIST 800-171 Compliance Allowed Tech Resources, Inc. To Continue Their Work Uninterrupted With The U.S. Department of Defense

NIST 800-171 Compliance Allowed Tech Resources, Inc. To Continue Their Work Uninterrupted With The U.S. Department of Defense

“All our work is for the DoD,” said Gary Andrews, President of Tech Resources, Inc. “So when we heard that the DoD’s NIST 800-171 cybersecurity requirements would be flowing down to their contractors in the near future, we wanted to get ahead of it in order to meet those requirements and not have any interruptions in our business with them.”

They tried to create their own cybersecurity System Security Plan (SSP) but soon found many areas that needed shoring up. That was also when their IT Manager at the time was about to attend the NH MEP NIST 800-171 Cybersecurity for Manufacturers information session.

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Having a Robust Quality Management System is More Than Just a Certificate on the Wall

Having a Robust Quality Management System is More Than Just a Certificate on the Wall

“I started at XMA in 2013,” said Marc Smith, President and CEO of XMA Corporation. “Because my background was in aerospace, I understood the value of a Quality Management System. We needed a robust QMS because it would strengthen our company culture. The employees would create it, follow it, be accountable for it and own it. This leads to a solid company culture where together every employee benefits.”

XMA’s customers were also pushing back on them to have a QMS. “At the time not much of our work was in aerospace,” said Smith. “But by having a QMS it would allow us to enter new markets and lead to sustainability and continued growth of the company.”

Marc eventually heard about NH MEP’s AS9100D On-Site Registration Upgrade training and enrolled XMA.

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Costa Precision Learns Lean Training is a Continuous Process for Retaining and Getting New Customers

Costa Precision Learns Lean Training is a Continuous Process for Retaining and Getting New Customers

“Customers only like two things, quality and on-time delivery,” said Tom Barber, Chief Operating Officer for Costa Precision. “But we were struggling in manufacturing engineering with quoting and manufacturing processes prior to going to the shop floor. This caused irregular workflow, and customer quote deadlines to be missed.”

The manufacturing floor had its share of issues too. “We were failing to provide needed quantities of parts per shift, per day. This led to poorer quality parts being produced because we would get behind schedule and had to rush parts out the door,” said Barber. “This also led to late deliveries.”

They knew they needed to do something to overcome these challenges and not lose customers.

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Building the Pipeline: A Discussion on the Manufacturing Workforce in the Monadnock Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 15, 2022 For more information please contact: Zenagui Brahim President zenaguib@nhmep.org Keene, NH – On Tuesday, March 15, NH MEP President, Zenagui Brahim helped facilitate discussion among Keene area manufacturers. The event...

Key Takeaways from the 19th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit

The 19th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit was held virtually on Friday, October 22 with 156 attendees. Mike Mastergeorge, VP of Brazonics, opened the event and introduced Governor Chris Sununu’s video address highlighting the importance of the manufacturing sector to New Hampshire’s economy.

Manufacturing Month Kicks off at Jewell Instruments

October 1, 2021 – NH MEP kicked off Manufacturing Month at Jewell Instruments – 850 Perimeter Rd in Manchester NH. Tim Dining, VP and General Manager of Jewell Instruments welcomed the visitors and talked about the importance manufacturing plays in the economy and the importance to raise awareness of careers in manufacturing.

MEP National Network by the Numbers: Industry Highlights

The MEP National Network has assisted over 26,800 unique manufacturing clients in every U.S. state and Puerto Rico and has completed over 71,600 projects with a total impact value of over $96 billion while creating or retaining nearly 530,000 jobs in the last five fiscal years.1

MEP Partners with Women in Manufacturing

The MEP National Network™ and Women in Manufacturing are pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership to actively recruit and retain more women in lucrative, rewarding manufacturing careers. With over two million new U.S. manufacturing workers needed, the whole manufacturing industry stands to gain from this collaboration.