The West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the Industrial Extension Service of the Benjamin Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University is focused on helping West Virginia businesses improve their competitiveness in the local and global markets.
The WVMEP accomplishes this mission by delivering Foundational Support Services and Innovative Growth Services. The Foundational Support Services range from manufacturing process improvement and quality systems to health and safety and energy assessments and others as needed. These services are used to maximize your productivity and optimize the knowledge of your workforce.
The Innovative Growth Services include innovation engineering and product design, supply chain development, export development and training, and access to multiple national product and marketing opportunities. These services are used to help your company develop new products, utilize new technology and access new national and global markets.
The integration of Industrial Extension with the WVMEP allows WVMEP to address a broad range of issues confronting manufacturers and, at the same time, to bring the resources and expertise of WVU to meet the needs of industry in West Virginia. WVMEP is an affiliate of the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership program, managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Another key partner is the West Virginia Development Office. Support from WVDO, combined with the support of NIST and WVU, provide WVMEP with the necessary resources to meet the needs of industrial companies in West Virginia at very reasonable cost. WVMEP has offices around the state to make access to our services as easy and convenient as possible. Charleston, Bridgeport, Romney, Wheeling, and Morgantown are current locations.
Call us today and see how we can help you build a strong foundation to support future growth.
WVMEP News and Current Events
Upcoming training classes being offered by the WVMEP:
Management 101 - The Basics
Aug 7, 2014 - Parkersburg, WV
Industries of the Future has also scheduled a series of energy efficiency workshops in various locations around the state. Industrial Efficiency Workshop
Jun 11, 2014 - Beckley, WV
Jun 25, 2014 - Charleston, WV
Jul 16, 2014 - Matinsburg, WV
Aug 6, 2014 - Parkersburg, WV
Sep. 17, 2014 - Huntington, WV
Energy Efficiency for Buildings Workshop
Jun 12, 2014 - Beckley, WV
Jun 26, 2014 - Charleston, WV
Jul 17, 2014 - Martinsburg, WV
For more information about these events, or to learn to register, visit our Upcoming Events page
Interested in exporting? We can help!
West Virginia University Industrial Extension and the WVMEP are proud to announce that Mr. Ryan Wall has joined our organization. Ryan will be working with the MEP and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center in the area of export development. If you are interested in exporting, or learning more about how we can help, Ryan can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Innovation Marketplace
As part of the NIST-MEP vision, we are trying to help West Virginia companies become more competitive in their marketplace through growth and innovation. The National Innovation Marketplace allows you to find new customers or partners with needs you can meet, find services to help accelerate getting your innovations to the marketplace, and find new patents, trade secrets, and technology that enable new and improve products and services.
Are You Meaningfully Unique?
If you are interested in learning how to increase profits for existing products lines, or how to quickly get new products into the marketplace, successfully, The Innovation Engineering Management System can help! To learn more about increasing innovation speed, and decreasing the associated risk, click the Innovation Engineering link on this page, or click here!