Initiative will support manufacturers in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and positioning themselves for future competitiveness and resilience.
The New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP) today announced new programs to provide critical services to small and mid-sized manufacturers as they adapt to changing market conditions amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will assist companies in reshoring and rebuilding supply chains, securing personal protective equipment, improving safety and efficiency, adopting new technologies, and enhancing resilience for future disruptions.
About the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) works with small and medium-sized U.S. manufacturers to help them create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. The nationwide network provides a variety of services, from innovation strategies and process improvements, to sustainable manufacturing, supply chain and technology acceleration services. MEP centers also work with partners at the state and federal levels on programs that position manufacturers to develop new customers, expand into new markets and create new products.
Empire State Development’s (ESD) Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) is the designated MEP center for New York State. Eleven centers (ten regional and one statewide) competed for and were designated to provide services and assistance under this program.