Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center is a statewide manufacturing outreach and assistance center staffed by full-time professionals with extensive experience in manufacturing and business in a variety of industries.
We serve the manufacturers of Montana by helping them assess and improve their manufacturing operations, providing trainings and workforce development, and leveraging research and technological developments at Montana State University to keep manufacturing competitive in the state.
MMEC is housed in the the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering at Montana State University in Bozeman, with remote offices in Billings, Missoula, Kalispell, and Great Falls. Our expertise includes staff with decades of combined experience in manufacturing.
We are also part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network. NIST is a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness. MEP is a public-private partnership with centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico dedicated to serving small and medium-sized manufacturers.
MMEC has an advisory board that helps guide how we serve Montana's manufacturers. We receive financial and program support from MSU, the State of Montana, the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), MEP and other partners.
NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
MMEC is part of the MEP National Network, focused on helping small and medium-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy. The MEP National Network celebrates 30 YEARS in 2018. Because we don't pretend to know everything, we have cultivated extensive resources and partnerships in Montana and elsewhere to find the answers or additional services you need. Our smart 800-number 800-MEP-4MFG connects Montana callers to MMEC; from other states, the connection is to the MEP center in that area. MMEC receives financial and program support from MSU, the State of Montana, the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), MEP and other private/ public partners.
How MEPs Help Strengthen Manufacturing
A video featuring former MMEC Board Member Don Profota about 2 minutes in.
Heroes of American Manufacturing
Hear what manufacturing firms from Townsend, Motnana and Lee Spring, New York, have in common.
Montana and New York's clients are featured in this brief video, an inspiring Made in America success story that debuted at the national MEP conference, Manufacturing Innovation May 2012