Professor Bart Raeymaekers, one of the University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center founders, was on the Doug Wright show to talk about manufacturing in Utah.
Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the senior Republican in the United States Senate, issued the following statement following the announcement of the University of Utah’s new contract with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
Recently I accompanied our Director Carroll Thomas to the University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s (UUMEP) open house announcing a new MEP center in Salt Lake City.
More than 125,000 Utahns work for manufacturers in the state, and their mission is to keep working even if the economy takes a hit. But they can only do so if manufacturing companies here stay productive and find efficient ways to operate. That’s where the University of Utah’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center comes in.
After months of preparation, the University of Utah’s College of Engineering launched a new expertise-sharing center Tuesday to assist the state’s more than 3,000 manufacturing companies boost their productivity and expand jobs.
The University of Utah, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, announced Tuesday the establishment of the new Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center on campus. Founded by two U. engineering professors, the center is designed to deliver services to small- and medium-size manufacturing companies by providing expertise in technology, worker education and how to develop relationships with potential investors.
The University of Utah MEP Center staff attended the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) vendor fair in Provo, UT on 10/22/2016, informing small- and medium-sized manufacturers about the the services we offer.
PCW's Mountain Money covers the unique challenges of working in the mountains by providing small-business news, real estate, estate planning and personal finance information. In this podcast, Doug and Larry’s first guest, Bart Raeymaekers, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Utah, talks about the University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center to help local companies spur innovation and prevent Utah jobs from being moved off shore.
The University of Utah competed to become Utah’s new Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center and in the end will replace Utah Valley University as the NIST partner. In Colorado, California, New Mexico and other centers throughout the West, MEP’s are hybrid organizations with university ties.
The new University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center will deliver services for small and medium-sized manufacturing companies by providing expertise in advanced manufacturing technology, innovation, worker education, operational excellence, and on how to connect companies with investor opportunities.