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NHMEP is Your Manufacturing Resource Partner and Connection to Local & National Organizations

 

The New Hampshire MEP is the official representative of the MEP National Network in New Hampshire. MEP National Network™ is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing. Focused on helping small and medium-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy, the MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), the 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and over 1,300 trusted advisors and experts at more than 400 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.

We offer training programs that improve manufacturing Operations, Sales & Marketing, Business Growth, and the latest Technologies that will improve every aspect of your organization.

NHMEP Supplier Scouting & Matching Program 

NHMEP connects businesses with sources that manufacture or distribute products across the country to meet demand. Because NHMEP is part of a national network of MEP centers linked through the US Dept. of Commerce, we have access to thousands of suppliers across the country. Our supply chain experts will work with you to understand your needs and match you with companies with a high potential to provide you with the right supply chain solutions. This is a co-investment referral program led by NHMEP at no cost. 

 

Local Manufacturing Resource Partners

 

We can connect your manufacturing organization to local resources in New Hampshire, across New England or with our national partners. If you’d like an introduction to a point of contact, don’t hesitate to contact us at 603-226-3200 or info@nhmep.org.

Community College System of New Hampshire
The Community College System of New Hampshire provides quality education in an academic environment small enough to allow individualized attention. The College views itself as serving the needs of both the region and the state. The College supports local industry, business, service and health organizations through education and workforce development initiatives.

New Hampshire Division of Economic Development
Comprised of two centers, the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development focuses on promotional activities nationally and internationally as well as business support services within the state. The mission of the Business Resource Center (www.nheconomy.com) is to expand opportunities in the state through the attraction of new businesses and the expansion of existing businesses while the International Trade Resource Center (www.exportnh.com) works to expand opportunities for New Hampshire companies to the international marketplace.

Belknap Economic Development Council

Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire
The Business and Industry Association is New Hampshire’s state chamber of commerce and leading business advocate. Our mission is to promote a healthy business climate and robust economic future for New Hampshire. Through advocacy with state legislators and regulators, we shape business-friendly public policy and provide counterbalance to legislation and regulations that threaten the growth and prosperity of New Hampshire business. BIA represents more than 400 member companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, high technology, software, professional services, financial services, health care, public utilities, hospitality and tourism, higher education, and insurance. Member firms employ 80,000 people throughout the state and contribute $4.5 billion annually to the state’s economy.

Manufacturing Advancement Center
The Manufacturing Advancement Center is here to help small manufacturers in New England implement continuous improvement throughout their businesses. Our programs and services cover a wide range of essential topics, such as hands-on training in lean manufacturing, creating partnerships for technology transfer, and developing strategic plans for the manufacturing organization.

Association for Manufacturing Excellence
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence, founded in 1985, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to cultivating understanding, analysis and exchange of productivity methods and their successful application in the pursuit of excellence. We are practitioner-based, and our events and workshops focus on hands-on learning. AME publishes the award-winning Target magazine and puts on several regional and national events each year.

New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, Inc. (NETAAC)
NETAAC is a good investment. For 5 years (1997-2001), the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, Inc. (NETAAC) provided 68 New England clients assistance that totaled $4,773,932. This was comprised of $2,314,546 of government expenditures and $2,459,386 of client share expenditures. The map below shows the number of client firms that NETAAC’s programs have assisted in the New England States.

New Hampshire Machining Association
The New Hampshire Machining Association is a group of manufacturers and educators who act as a motivating force and spokesperson for the machining profession in the state. The Association was formed in 1990 to address the growing concern about the future of the industry and the shortage of technical and machining skills in the Granite State’s manufacturing community.

To maintain continuity in this effort, varied programs have been designed to expand the dialogue between the industry and the educators, students, and parents at both secondary and post-secondary education levels. In addition we have developed critical working partnerships with regional machine tool and related trade associations to assist in Business to Business activities.

University of New Hampshire

New Hampshire Workforce Opportunity Council
The Workforce Opportunity Council is New Hampshire’s statewide workforce board, and is comprised of private industry leaders and state agency officials appointed by the Governor. The Council’s responsibilities include oversight of the state’s 13 NH Works One Stop Career Centers; administration of programs designed to assist employers, including the New Hampshire Job Training Fund; the Rapid Response program, which assists companies and employees facing layoffs and closures; and funding of high school dropout and dropout prevention programs and other youth programs throughout New Hampshire. The Council has been awarded designation for the nation’s next Job Corps Center. The Council works in partnership with state agencies and private industry – and NHMEP – to deliver effective and efficient training and career opportunities for job seekers and employers.

Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce

Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce

New Hampshire High Technology Council

Southern New Hampshire Chapter #253 of The Association for Operations Management (APICS). We are an APICS platinum award chapter. We have been serving the manufacturing and service industries of the Southern New Hampshire Region for over 25 years. We offer education and certification programs – CPIM – Certified in Production and Inventory Management and CSCP -Certified Supply Chain Professional as well as Professional Development Meetings, Networking and Job Listings.

Central New Hampshire Chapter (CENH) of The Association for Operations Management (APICS). APICS builds knowledge and skills in operations management professionals to enhance and validate abilities and accelerate careers. The Central NH Chapter and its partners serve mid-state and northern NH companies by providing local Operations Management** education for all levels of management and practitioner. The Central NH Chapter also provides professional certification courses in CPIM and CSCP programs as well as seminars and professional development meetings to provide continuing state-of-the-art discussion and updates on a variety of related topics. Active membership is a great gateway to networking with other local operations professionals and learning from what others are doing. APICS and CENH are non-profit professional associations. Operations Management includes all of the disciplines of Supply Chain Management including, Purchasing, Production and Inventory Management, Logistics, Distribution and Remanufacturing.

The Grafton County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) seeks to attract and retain businesses to Grafton County. In addition, the GCEDC encourages entrepreneurialism through its technology incubator in Lebanon as well as through a strong network of business assistance providers. The GCEDC utilizes its revolving loan program to provide gap financing for businesses unable to secure the financing they need to grow and create jobs.

Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce

Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing – Keene State College

About NH MEP

New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH  03301

Phone: 603-226-3200

The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, political affiliation or belief. This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all educational and training programs and activities. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

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Press Releases

No-Cost MEP Service Finds Domestic Suppliers and New Business Opportunities for Manufacturers

Manufacturers know that searching for domestic materials and products can at times be challenging and expensive. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it has only become increasingly difficult. As part of the CARES Act, NH MEP is offering a Supplier Scouting and Matching program to manufacturers to address supply chain disruption. This free service encourages a more competitive US supplier market and proactively finds business for manufacturers.

Far-UV Sterilray™ President says Demand is High in Pandemic

SOMERSWORTH — John Neister, president of Far-UV Sterilray, recalls that five years ago he and his team predicted the disinfection company’s products would be in high demand at the onset of the next pandemic. “But we never dreamed it would be something like this,” he said.

Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers

The White House announced on January 25, 2021 a pending Executive Order (EO) called Executive Order on Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All American Workers (link at the bottom). According to the announcement, the EO establishes a substantial role for the MEP National Network in the new administration’s plans to bolster American manufacturing. The EO establishes a priority at the highest levels to use federal purchasing power to support American manufacturers of all types and sizes, across the country.

The Rubber Group Integrates Production Process with Value Stream Mapping

Rochester – The Rubber Group is a customer focused custom injection, transfer, and compression molder of engineered mechanical rubber components like precision seals, vibration isolators, bellows and specialized over-molded components for a wide variety of industries. Last April, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they had workforce losses and a 20% reduction of sales revenue from the Oil, Gas and Aerospace industries who were experiencing product slow-downs from their own clients…

WS Dennison Cabinets Sees Host of Improvements since Implementing 5S Program

Pembroke, NH – WS Dennison Cabinets has been creating custom cabinets for residential and commercial industries throughout New Hampshire and New England since 1986. When COVID-19 hit last spring, like so many other manufacturers across the country, Dennison was affected and lost some of their workforce. Looking to make production improvements, the company attended an NHMEP workshop that introduces the basics of a 5S Program, a lean tool which improves organization in a production environment.

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