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Florida MEP Overview
The Florida Manufacturing Extension Partnership is an affiliate of NIST’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) under the U.S. Department of Commerce, a national network of 59 not-for-profit centers that provide assistance to small and midsize manufacturers with the common goal to strengthen the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers. For the past 20 years, the MEP has worked with manufacturers to realize cost savings, new sales, and retained sales. The national MEP system produces more than $1.4 billion in cost savings and $9.1 billion in increased or retained sales annually. MEP provides companies with services and access to public and private resources that enhance growth, improve productivity, and expand capacity.
The Florida MEP is able to leverage a vast array of public and private resources and services that are available to every manufacturing enterprise in the state. From strategic to tactical, from opportunity to solution – Florida MEP can assist in providing the resources to help you maximize your profit. In working side by side with your leadership, Florida MEP becomes your partner for success.
How MEP Can Help Your Manufacturing Business
The challenge for manufacturers today is satisfying escalating customer expectations in an increasingly volatile and competitive global market while also maintaining satisfactory profit margins. With technological change happening so rapidly, many small and medium manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) find it difficult to keep pace with the demands for new technologies that will enable them to remain profitably competitive. We provide affordable, innovative solutions to the problems encountered by today's manufacturing enterprise by facilitating interaction between industry, government and academia. Included among our services are: Enterprise Transformation, Performance Based Training, Supply Chain Management, Regulatory Compliance and Growth and Innovation.
Florida MEP also offers Mobile Outreach Skills Training (M.O.S.T®), a fast-track intensive skills training, recruitment, assessment and placement program which prepares unemployed and underemployed individuals for front line production jobs in machine operations, assembly, welding, quality inspection and more in a fraction of the time of traditional programs. Florida MEP also offers TechPoint®, an advanced simulation training system that trains participants on virtual CNC machines identical to those in a specific manufacturer’s shop, at no cost to the employer.
M.O.S.T.® mobile classrooms feature high tech computer workstations, CNC equipment and virtual welding simulators.
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Florida Manufacturing Extension Partnership
1180 Celebration Blvd., Suite 103
Celebration, FL 34747
Phone: (321) 939-4000
Fax: (321) 939-4001
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Florida 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.