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Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center


The University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership (UUMEP) Center is part of a nationwide network tasked with enhancing the productivity and technical performance of U.S. manufacturing. The UUMEP Center measures success by growing and retaining jobs and revenues, increasing investment and cost savings.  The UUMEP Center boosts performance in:

  • Process and product innovation
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Investment access
  • Workforce education
  • Operational excellence

The Center combines the resources of the University of Utah with a large network of experts to provide customized services, training and education directly to Utah’s manufacturing community.  With these services, UUMEP can make significant improvements to a client’s bottom line through operational excellence implementation such as lean, six sigma, quality management systems and workforce training.  By leveraging their manufacturing expertise, UUMEP can also drive top line growth by assisting in process review, product innovation and market analytics.

The UUMEP Center is a program of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and is partnered with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.