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MEP is a national network with hundreds of specialists who understand the needs of manufacturers. For the past 17 years, they have worked with thousands of manufacturers delivering $1.3 billion in cost savings annually and $6.25 billion in increased or retained sales in one year *.

MEP provides companies with services and access to public and private resources that enhance growth, improve productivity, and expand capacity. We work with companies willing to invest in their future, to make improvements in the short term, and position themselves to be stronger long-term competitors both domestically and internationally.


**Independent follow-up of clients with projects completed in FY2006. Of the 5,384 clients selected to be surveyed, 4,959 completed the survey in FY2007. Measures are a conservative snapshot of benefits. Recurring or cumulative benefits may be larger.



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Jamar Precision Grinding

Jamar Precision Grinding Company, Inc. specializes in high-volume precision grinding for the automotive, agricultural and aerospace industries. The company contacted the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership for assistance with ISO Certification.


  • New orders for manufactured goods increased in June. Since reaching a low point in February 2008, new orders have increased four consecutive months, totaling nearly $24 billion.
  • The manufacturing job openings rate held steady in June, the fourth consecutive month of no change. The job openings rate remains below its 2007 levels.
  • The Index of Industrial Production ticked up in July to 111.8. Since its most recent low point in May 2008, the index has increased a modest 0.1 percent, and remains below its most recent high of January 2008.

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