About Purdue MEP
The MEP National Network
As a NIST MEP-approved Center, Purdue MEP is the official representative of the MEP National Network in Indiana.
The MEP National Network is 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 mid-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). Centers are located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico with more than 1,400 trusted advisors and experts at approximately 450 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to the resources they need to succeed.
In fiscal year 2023, the MEP National Network interacted with more than 36,000 manufacturers, helping them achieve $16.2 billion in new and retained sales, $2.9 billion in cost savings, $4.8 billion in new client investments, and creating and retaining more than 107,100 U.S. manufacturing jobs.
Making an Impact
Purdue MEP has helped 583 manufacturing companies in the last fiscal year, resulting in $713 million in economic impact across the state.
- Ameri-Kart Corp.
- Don Schumacher Motor Sports
- Dynamic Metals
- Midwest Purification
- Morgan Foods
- PC Krause and Associates
- Syndicate Sales
- Waupaca Foundry
"Our involvement with Purdue MEP has been thoroughly rewarding. With their help, we were able to accurately model our time consuming and complex business process, make improvements, and quantify the results in real time. The efficiency gains we've been able to realize are allowing us to exceed our growth targets and plug profit leaks we didn't even know existed! The partnership has enabled us to strategically hire for long-term needs and skill sets we've identified. Without Purdue MEP, we would not be prepared for the growth we're experiencing."
Andrew Placek, P.E.