5The NIST MEP (National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership) works with small and
mid-sized U.S. manufacturers to help them create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. The FY2015 client impact numbers and survey data were recently released.

  • MEPs interacted with 29,101 manufacturers
  • Of the 8,419 clients selected to be surveyed, 5,940 completed the survey
  • Survey Response Rate: 71%
  • $8 Billion Total Sales
  • 68,477 Total Jobs
  • $3.2 Billion Client Investments
  • $1.2 Billion Cost Savings

The Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is one of seven MEP Centers in Pennsylvania and serves 13 counties in Northwest, PA. Each center is a public-private partnership among federal and state governments, private sector management service providers, economic development agencies, and colleges and universities.

NWIRC focuses on advanced manufacturing through 1) manufacturing technology acceleration services, like new product development and technology transfer; 2) STEM apprenticeships, matching university students with client manufacturer’s projects; 3) facilitated management services; and 4) training events.


Download a PDF of complete survey results here.