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Feeling isolated? The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) can help with practices for managing your equipment, building, processes and people. Our field engineers understand manufacturing and the obstacles that affect your business. Our B2B specialist can work with you to enhance your marketing approach and enter new markets.

"Getting a different perspective is really valuable, especially in a rural state. The Center's expertise is appreciated." -- Spencer Williams, President, West Paw Design

Working from four field offices across the state, we drive right to your door for an initial consultation with you and your key people. If hands-on work is needed, MMEC will develop a proposal specifying:

  • time frames
  • services
  • cost
  • direct benefits

Depending on your needs, we can help evalauate, design and implement plans that yield lower costs, higher production, and increased product quality to meet your customer demands quickly, staying focused on doing the things that add value.

"MMEC's growth services give us a better tool for evaluating markets we haven't been in and positioned us for better growth." - 2010 Bryan Wood, President, Wood's Powr-Grip, Laurel

After assessing where your business is today, our MMEC field staff will work as your advocate to find, direct, and coordinate the proper mix of resources and skills needed to best assist you in growing and improving your business. If our solutions make you money, we want you to invest a reasonable portion in us so that we can continue to serve Montana manufacturers and will be here next time you need assistance. Fees are based on measurable results.

"Improved Quality Management has resulted in a reduction of rework that will yield up to $100,000 in labor savings per year and free up capacity to generate significant revenue.”

Our MMEC field staff will manage your project from start to finish by coordinating the work of MMEC and outside experts, if required, while ensuring the project meets your expectations. You will receive monthly updates on the status of the project and opportunities for input and to measure results throughout the project. MMEC field staff work directly with you and your staff to ensure your satisfaction.

We also answer questions over the telephone. When you are ready to improve your manufacturing business and partner with MMEC, call any of our field offices, (800) MEP-4MFG (800) 637-4634, or 406-994-3812. Let us help you stay ahead of the competition.