As a NIST MEP approved Center, Purdue MEP is the official representative of the MEP National Network in Indiana.
The 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 mid-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), 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and its 1,300 trusted advisors and experts at nearly 600 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacture with access to resources they need to succeed.
In 2016, the MEP National Network connected with 25,445 manufactures, leading to $9.3 billion in sales, $1.4 billion in cost savings, $3.5 billion in new client investments, and helping to create and retain more than 86,602 U.S. manufacturing jobs.
Purdue MEP has helped over 1000 manufacturing companies in the last fiscal year, resulting in over $350 million in economic impact across the state.
"Our involvement with Purdue MEP has been thoroughly rewarding. With their help, we were able to accurately model our time consuming and complex business process, make improvements, and quantify the results in real time. The efficiency gains we've been able to realize are allowing us to exceed our growth targets and plug profit leaks we didn't even know existed! The partnership has enabled us to strategically hire for long-term needs and skill sets we've identified. Without Purdue MEP, we would not be prepared for the growth we're experiencing."
Andrew Placek, P.E.