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Fastener Company Overcomes Production Issues through Lean Manufacturing

May 14, 2019 By: West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WVMEP) Since their inception in 1959, Level 1 Fasteners, Inc. has continued to produce the highest quality fasteners for the US Navy and its subcontractors.  Level 1 Fasteners, Inc. began in the […]

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Smaller Manufacturers Get Lean with Artificial Intelligence

March 06, 2019 By: Doug Devereaux Artificial intelligence is widely acknowledged as a crucial aspect of what is broadly referred to as Industry 4.0. While no one knows yet how artificial intelligence will be incorporated into the next phase of […]

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How Manufacturers Value and Use Industry Credentials to Source Skilled Talent

May 03, 2019 By: Mary Ann Pacelli Manufacturers may have a new ally to help them more effectively use industry credentials to qualify and hire skilled workers, in the form of a valuable report entitled Examining the Quality, Market Value, and Effectiveness […]

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Quality Management Improvement Leads to New Business

April 19, 2019 By: Manufacturing-Works Allen Inspection Services, located in Mills, Wyoming, is a family-owned metal service center with 16 employees. This fully mobile company provides metal tubular services and sales including hardbanding, hardband removal, straightening, and tubular inspection, as […]

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The Evolution from System to Network

April 24, 2019 By: Dave Cranmer As manufacturers wrestle with increasing demands for advanced technology and integration of it within their facilities and across their supply chains, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program has also been in the process of […]

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Big Impacts From ISO Certification

April 12, 2019 By: South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) Credit: iStock/NicoElNino Greenville Colorants, located in Greenville, South Carolina, sets the standard in value-added processing and distribution of dyes and specialty chemicals to the textile, paper, and other specialty industries, such as […]

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Reluctance to Employ Cobots Driven by 4 Common Misconceptions

April 9, 2019 By Buckley Brinkman It has been nearly six decades since the first industrial robots rolled on to a General Motors assembly line in Trenton, New Jersey. Today, a new generation of collaborative robots is changing how the […]

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WMEP’s Manufacturing Matters! Conference a big success!

By Rich Rovito A capacity crowd of nearly 500 people attended the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s Manufacturing Matters! conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Milwaukee on Feb. 21. The 21st annual conference, which had a theme of “Make it […]

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Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year: 2018

By: John Stampen All six Wisconsin companies that recently received prestigious Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards for outstanding achievements in manufacturing have had a fruitful working relationship with the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The annual Manufacturer of the Year […]

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What To Do When Measurement Methods Produce Different Answers

April 02, 2019 By: George Orji What are you looking to measure? This is one of the central questions for a metrologist (a measurement scientist) and is usually answered before measurements can proceed. It is impossible to make sense of […]

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