Generic filters
Exact matches only


contact: 608-240-1740 • [email protected]

About WMEP


WMEP is an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s national Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a national network of 59 centers that provide assistance to small and midsize manufacturers.

We are a specialized, not-for-profit organization providing targeted consulting services to small and medium manufacturers within our service territory in Wisconsin.

Our Mission:

The WMEP optimizes stakeholder value for Wisconsin Manufacturers by expanding their capabilities to grow, be innovative, and achieve operational success.

Manufacturing – the science and art of turning raw material into value-added products – has and will continue to be the best source of net wealth creation in the economy. At WMEP, we believe that an innovative, successful manufacturing base is the key to higher paying jobs and a higher quality of life in the state.

We are governed by an elected Board of Directors, which in turn directs our leadership and staff. Together, we measure the impact of our work.

Feel free to browse through client testimonials regarding the effectiveness of our services and our experts. Read on!

Contact Us


WMEP is part of the MEP National Network™, a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing.

Focused on helping small and medium-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy, the MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and its over 1,300 manufacturing experts at over 400 service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.

In FY 2018, the MEP National Network interacted with 27,707 manufacturers, leading to $16.0 billion in sales, $1.7 billion in cost savings, $4.0 billion in new client investments, and helping to create or retain more than 122,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs. View the National Impact Data PDF for more information about NIST MEP, the National Network, and client impacts.

Centers tailor services to meet critical needs, ranging from process improvement and workforce development to specialized business practices, including supply chain integration, innovation, and technology transfer. MEP’s foundation is built upon its partnerships. Centers are the hub for manufacturers, connecting them with government agencies, trade associations, universities and research laboratories, state and federal initiatives, and a host of other resources to help them grow and innovate. Learn more about the strategic goals and measures of success by viewing the PDF of the MEP National Network™ Strategic Plan.

This graphic is a visual representation of the MEP National NetworkTM. The Network has MEP Centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Each Center is a partnership between the federal government and a variety of public or private entities, including state, university, and nonprofit organizations. This diverse National Network with over 400 service locations, has manufacturing experts serving as trusted business advisors and technical experts ready and able to assist small and medium-sized manufacturing companies. Source: MEP Enterprise Information System

MEP Centers have helped thousands of manufacturers improve operations, increase profits, create or maintain jobs, and establish a foundation for long-term business growth and productivity.

Service Area/Territory

The State of Wisconsin is served by two MEP providers: WMEP serves those manufacturers located in the southwest, southeast, and northeast part of the state while UW-Stout’s Manufacturing Outreach Center serves those in the northwest part of the state.


Manufacturing Matters

Manufacturing Matters!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

1:00 pm 21st Century Pathways Informatio... @ Free Online Webinar
21st Century Pathways Informatio... @ Free Online Webinar
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
21st Century Pathways Information Session   This  free information session is to learn about the 21st Century Pathways program and how it can help your organization take sustainability to the next level. There will be a short presentation and a[...]
12:00 pm The Sustainability Reporting Lan... @ Online Webinar
The Sustainability Reporting Lan... @ Online Webinar
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
The Sustainability Reporting Landscape @ Online Webinar
The Sustainability Reporting Landscape Join us as we take a closer look at sustainability reporting, analysis and certification programs and frameworks.  In this session, you will hear from three companies who actively use reporting, certification, and analysis to manage and communicate[...]
12:00 pm The Journey to Great Leadership ... @ Free Online Webinar
The Journey to Great Leadership ... @ Free Online Webinar
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Journey to Great Leadership - Free Webinar @ Free Online Webinar
The Journey to Great Leadership – Free Webinar Good leadership is not just characterized by the ability to motivate a group toward a common goal, it’s the ability to cross over from being a person employees HAVE to follow, to a person[...]