Productivity Specialists Offer Free Analysis

The U.S. Department of Commerce has established 70 not-for-profit centers that will help you determine the best way to improve manufacturing.

The U.S. Department of Commerce's (Washington, D.C.) centers offer a free analysis of what manufacturing problems you may have - be it coping with a changing environment, trying to decrease manufacturing costs or discovering ways to use new technology. But keep in mind that there is a charge for follow-up work. The centers have been established to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers increase their potential for success.

To identify your local center, contact Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Nation-al Institute of Standards and Technology (Gaithersburg, MD) at (800) 637-4634 or via its website at A partial listing of centers can be found below.

Alabama Technology Network
Birmingham, AL
(205) 968-3455

Alaska Manufacturers Association
Anchorage, AK
(907) 565-5655

Arizona Manufacturing Extension Network
Scottsdale, AZ
(480) 874-9100

Arkansas Manufacturing Extension Network
Little Rock, AR
(501) 324-9006

California Manufacturing Technology Center
Hawthorne, CA
(310) 263-3060

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center
Overland Park, KS
(913) 649-4333 / (800) 653-4333

Connecticut State Technology Extension Program
New Britian, CT
(860) 832-5120

Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Newark, DE
(302) 283-3131

Florida Manufacturing Technology Center
Orlando, FL
(407) 599-4100

Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Atlanta, GA
(407) 894-8989

Hawaii Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Idaho TechHelp
Boise, ID
(208) 426-3689 / (888) IDTEXHLP

Chicago Manufacturing Center
Chicago, IL
(773) 265-2020

Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center
Peoria, IL
(309) 677-4632 / (888) 806-IMEC

Indiana Business Modernization and Technology Corporation
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 635-3058 / (800) 877-5182

Iowa Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Ankeny, IA
(515) 965-7125

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center
Overland Park, KS
(913) 649-4333

Kentucky Manufacturing Assistance Center
Lexington, KY
(859) 252-7801

Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana
Lafayette, LA
(318) 482-6767

Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Augusta, ME
(207) 623-0680

Maryland Technology Extension Service
College Park, MD
(301) 405-3883

Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Worchester, MA
(508) 831-7020 / (800) MEP-4MFG

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
Plymouth, MI
(888) 414-6682

Minnesota Technology, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 373-2900

Mississippi Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Hattiesburg, MI
(601) 266-4607

Missouri Enterprise
Rolla, MO

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
Bozeman, MT
(406) 994-3812

Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Lincoln, NE

Nevada Management Assistance Partnership
Reno, NV
(774) 784-1935

New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Concord, NH
(603) 226-3200

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program
Newark, NJ
(973) 642-7099

New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 262-0921

New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Albany, NY
(518) 465-8975

North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Raleigh, NC
(919) 515-2358

North Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Fargo, ND
(701) 328-5300

Lake Erie Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Toledo, OH
(419) 534-3705

Oklahoma Alliance for Manufacturing Excellence
Tulsa, OK
(918) 592-0722

Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Wilsonville, OR
(503) 650-7350

Northwest Pennsylvania Manufacturing Resource Center
Wilkes Barre, PA
(717) 819-8966

Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Services
Providence, RI
(401) 621-5710

South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Columbia, SC
(803) 252-6976

Tennessee Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Nashville, TN
(615) 532-8657

Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center
Austin, TX
(800) 625-4876

Utah Manufacturing Extension Program
Orem, UT
(801) 222-UMEP

Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center
Randolph Center, VT
(802) 728-1432

Virginia's A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension
Martinsville, VA
(540) 666-8890

Washington Manufacturing Services
Mukilteo, WA
(425) 438-1146

West Virginia Manufacturing Extension
Morgantown, West Virginia
(304) 293-3800

Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center
Menomonie, WI
(715) 232-2397

National Metal Finishing Resource Center
Ann Arbor, MI
(313) 995-4911

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