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The Romance of Precision Measurement

Narrated by actors Sean (Goonies, Rudy and Stranger Things) and John Astin (Gomez Addams). Their father and grandfather was a NIST director, Allen Astin, and the piece is structured with quotes from Astin.

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September 9, 2017

Maine MEP joins Bixby Bar's Bean to Bar ribbon cutting ceremony

Above: A ceremonial ribbon-cutting is held Thursday afternoon, Sept. 7, for Bixby & Co.'s "Bean to Bar" chocolate factory retail room on Sea Street in Rockland. Photo by: Stephen Betts, VillageSoup - Knox

City leaders elated over sweet business expansion - VillageSoup - Knox

Rockland Shop First in Maine to Make Bean-to-Bar - WABI-TV

July 19, 2017
Maine MEP announces Jackson as Bangor area project manager

July 13, 2017
Greg Boyd elected to Maine MEP board of directors

June 5, 2017
Maine MEP Visits U.S Senator Collins' Augusta Office
Muriel Mosher shared U.S. Senator Susan Collins's Photo
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"I had a great meeting with Muriel Mosher, president of the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP); Carl Spang, owner of Falcon Performance Footwear; Kathie Leonard, CEO of Auburn Manufacturing; and several other business leaders in my Augusta office. We discussed the vital resources Maine MEP provides to local companies to help create jobs and spur economic growth."

Maine MEP Clients meeting with Senator Collins included Jason Hallee (Alere), Greg Boyd (Alternative Manufacturing), Kate and Donna McAlery (Bixby Bars), Kathie Leonard (Auburn Manufacturing), Dennis Shores (Xuron), and Carl Spang, Chair of the Maine MEP Board of Directors.

May 17, 2017
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Photo (left to right): Mark Hayward, Acting Regional SBA Director; Congresswoman Chellie Pingree; Leigh Kellis, The Holy Donut Founder; and Amy Bassett, Maine SBA Director.
Maine MEP client, Leigh Kellis, founder of The Holy Donut in Portland, was presented the Maine SBA's Small Business Person of the Year award on Monday, May 15, 2017.

May 12, 2017
Maine MEP client - Grandy Oats - receives EPA sustainable practices award - "Maine Biz"

May 9, 2017
Sea Bags expands further, adds Martha's Vineyard retail shop - "MaineBiz"

April 21, 2017
On Patriots Day, April 17, Maine's Congressman Bruce Poliquin toured four of Maine MEP's clients in the Auburn area: Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI), The Strainrite Companies, Globe Manufacturing and Thos. Moser Cabinet Makers.
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Below are comments/photos from the Congressman's newsletter and an article from AMI's Blog.

AMI Blog | Congressman's Newsletter

March 24, 2017
Jøtul North America Employees Participating in a Maine MEP Lean for Office training Session
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Located in Gorham, Maine, Jøtul North America employs approximately 75 people and sells approximately 17,000 wood and gas stoves, inserts, and fireplaces throughout North America annually. It is considered the dominant cast iron player in the North America hearth products market.

February 6, 2017
Maine MEP client, Bixby Bar, featured on WCVB 5 Chronicle Boston TV

December 19, 2016
Manufacturing Bill Cosponsored by Collins, King Set To Become Law
Legislation will help Maine manufacturers get resources needed to compete globally

October 7, 2016
Coffee By Design Named 2016 Maine MEP Manufacturing Excellence Award Recipient

September 30, 2016
Maine MEP director appointed to trade assistance board

September 21, 2016
Dennis Shores elected to Maine MEP board of directors

June 30, 2016
Manufacturing partnership director invited onto brand council

June 2, 2016
Lynx device benefits trappers, animals, business

May 18, 2016
Prison woodworking shop teaches more than carpentry

March 17, 2016
Maine State Prison woodworking shop increases efficiency, revenues

March 8, 2016
The Economic Impacts of the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program on the Maine Economy
One Year Executive Summary

February 9, 2016
Auburn Manufacturing profits during planning and expansion

January 12, 2016
New product development leads to dramatic increase in sales at Heiwa Tofu

November 3, 2015
CCWI Fall Newsletter - Maine MEP MIIA Grant Activities Page 3

October 29, 2015
James Eaton and Keri Seitz elected to Maine MEP board of directors

October 2, 2015
Celebrating National Manufacturing Day, Maine Company Honored at Saco Award Ceremony

October 2, 2015
Xuron, Corp. Named 2015 Maine MEP Manufacturing Excellence Award Recipient

July 30, 2015
Bill Whittier Promoted to Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Senior Project Manager

June 11, 2015
Maine MEP Hosts Networking Session for Manufacturing Consultants

May 27, 2015
NMDC Hires Ken Letourneau as Maine MEP Project Manager
Former Smith & Wesson manufacturing supervisor to spearhead services in Aroostook & Washington Counties

May 22, 2015
Sawyer Fredericks Wins NBC's "The Voice" Performing with a Maine-made Guitar

February 23, 2015
Maine MEP Offers Lean Education Courses for All Employees
New partnership will make Lean courses available online to all Maine manufacturing employees

February 20, 2015
Women Making a Difference Award Given to Coffee By Design's Co-founder Mary Allen Lindemann for Public Service

January 23, 2015
Maine MEP Partners with University of Maine Advanced Manufacturing Center To Expand Engineering Capacity
Forest Wentworth hired as Maine MEP Project Manager at AMC

January 22, 2015
Maine MEP Project Manager Talks Lean at 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco

January 16, 2015
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At King's Invitation, Auburn-based Manufacturer to Attend State of the Union
Kathie Leonard has worked tirelessly to grow manufacturing jobs in Maine

September 25, 2014
King Tours Kennebec Technologies
Applauds company for innovative strategies

August 28, 2014
Bixby & Co. to be featured in NIST MEP Make it in America eBlast

August 19, 2014
Maine MEP board member, Dana Connors receives national award.

August 4, 2014
Wiscasset Newspaper featured Senator Angus King's visit to Maine Medicinal, sister company of Eldertide, one of this year's recipient of the SBA Tibbetts Award. Maine Medicinal is an Maine MEP client and Bill Whittier, Maine MEP project manager, is featured in the video.

Link to Article

July 22, 2014
Coffee By Design Opens “Playground for Coffee Geeks” with Help of Systematic Layout Planning
Successful expansion earns owners SBA Small Business Persons of the Year award

June 27, 2014
Innovative Employer-focused Training Helps SF Pathway Meet Need for More Welders

June 16, 2014
Maine MEP Center Director Earns Naval Reserve Promotion

May 21, 2014
Jason Hallee of Alere and Maine DECD Commissioner George Gervais Elected to Maine MEP board of directors

April 4, 2014
The Economic Impacts of the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program on the Maine Economy
One Year Executive Summary

March 12, 2014
Maine MEP Announces Appointment of Supply Chain Project Manager
Westra to Lead Implementation of Midcoast Regional Innovation Initiative

December 10, 2013
NIST MEP Make it in America to feature Kenway

December 4, 2013
Carl Spang of Falcon Performance Footwear and James Donnelly of Machias Savings Bank elected to Maine MEP board of directors

November 19, 2013
Capacity Improvements Help Windham Millwork Win $5.75 Million MaineGeneral Hospital Contract
Landmark project enables company to compete for additional LEED and IPD contracts

November 13, 2013
Maine MEP Awarded $375,000 “Make It in America Challenge” Grant
Funding will strengthen regional manufacturing and assist companies moving to new advanced manufacturing accelerator at former Brunswick naval air station

November 5, 2013

November 13, 2013
Maine MEP Awarded $375,000 “Make It in America Challenge” Grant
Funding will strengthen regional manufacturing and assist companies moving to new advanced manufacturing accelerator at former Brunswick naval air station

October 29, 2013
Natural Cleaning Products Manufacturer Turns to Maine MEP for Assistance in Meeting Surging Market Demand

October 24, 2013
Maine MEP Announces Leadership Appointments
Mosher Named MEP President; Robinson Named Center Director; Doiron Hired as Senior Project Manager

October 4, 2013

Maine MEP 2013 Manufacturing Excellence Award presented to Augusta-based Kennebec Technologies
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Left to right: State Representatives Lori Fowle and Matthew Pouliot, Wick Johnson (President, Kennebec Technologies), State Senators Linda Valentino and Roger Katz.
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Left to right: Muriel Mosher (President, Maine MEP), Larry Robinson (Center Director, Maine MEP), Wayne Messer (Maine MEP Senior Project Manager), Wick Johnson (President, Kennebec Technologies), Bill Whittier (Maine MEP, Project Manager) and Bob Doiron (Maine MEP, Senior Project Manager).
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Left to right: Lucy Sommo (MITC), Maria McIntyre (SBDC), Peter Pare (ME DOL), Wick Johnson (President Kennebec Technologies), George Gervais (DECD Commissioner), Lisa Martin (Executive Director, MAMe) and Dana Connors (President, Maine State Chamber of Commerce)
Maine MEP Press Release | Bangor Daily News Article | MaineBiz Article

October 4, 2013
Kennebec Technologies Named 2013 Maine MEP Manufacturer of the Year
Award Honors Augusta Firm’s Growth from Small Garage Shop to World-class Manufacturer

August 19, 2013
Maine Manufacturers Meet with Senator King to Discuss Jobs and the Economy
Windham Millwork, Inc. and NAM Host Congressional Dialogue

August 8, 2013
Maine MEP Business Growth Coach Named to Nyle Systems Board of Directors

July 30, 2013
Look's Gourmet Food Company to be featured in an upcoming NIST MEP eBlast: Make it in America

May 6, 2013
FHC Revamps Project Management System with Maine MEP’s Innovation Engineering Services
New product innovations expected to achieve $500,000 in retained sales, result in $250,000 cost savings

May 3, 2013
Maine MEP Clients Receive 2013 Governor’s Awards for Business Excellence

April 2, 2013
Steve Levesque Elected to Maine MEP Board of Directors

January 29, 2013
Maine Medicinals Meets Health-Conscious Consumer Demand with MEP Assistance
New manufacturing process increases production 12-fold while reducing processing time by 80 percent

January 11, 2013
Maine MEP Client Wins Achievement Award for Increased Productivity and Revenue
Bourgeois Guitars’ Growth Earns Investor Recognition from SEGF

January 11, 2013
Maine MEP Board Chairman Applauds Governor’s Budget for Supporting Manufacturing Assistance

October 10, 2012
FHC Named 2012 Maine MEP Manufacturer of the Year
Neurosurgical Products Manufacturer Recognized for Innovation Engineering Success

October 9, 2012
FHC, Inc. Selected as 2012 Maine MEP Recipient of the Manufacturing Excellence Award

August 17, 2012
Maine MEP Helps Seafood Pie Producer Invest in Washington County

August 1, 2012
Maine MEP Appoints Larry Robinson as Director of Operations

June 18, 2012
John Karp of Freeport, has just earned a "black belt," but not the kind that comes with high leg kicks or breaking bricks with your bare hand. Karp is just the 22nd person in the country to earn a so-called black belt in engineering innovation. Karp is serving as interim director of the Maine MEP, which is funded by federal and state funds and fees from businesses that take advantage of its business "coaches." He talked with MPBN's Irwin Gratz. Click here to listen.

June 11, 2012
Economic Development Organizations Select Houlton Manufacturing Executive to Spearhead MEP Program in Aroostook & Washington Counties

June 4, 2012
Maine MEP Director Among First in Nation to Achieve Engineering Innovation Black Belt Certification

February 1, 2012
Maine MEP Promotes Innovation Management Institute for Manufacturers
Three-day event to be held in Freeport March 5-7, 2012

January 26, 2012
Maine MEP Encourages Applications for 2012 New England Innovation Awards

December 22, 2011
Training Unemployed Workers for Jobs in Manufacturing, Maine MEP Graduates First M.O.S.T.® Welding Class
Governor’s Pilot Program Helps Lewiston Employer Meet Workforce Needs

December 13, 2011
Xuron Corporation Demonstrates How Manufacturers Can Succeed Despite Economic Downturn
Maine manufacturer improves efficiencies with year of Lean initiatives to prepare for innovative growth

November 29, 2011
Falcon Footwear Employees Achieve Significant Savings with Lean Initiative

November 22, 2011

November 9, 2011
Jobs Now For Maine Vets kicks off with presentation to Maine business leaders

August 23, 2011
Falcon Performance Footwear Selected as Maine MEP 2011 Manufacturing Excellence Award Recipient
Award Recognizes Success in Innovating through Economic Development Partnerships

August 15, 2011
Gagné Foods Benefits from Lean Training for Food Manufacturers
Growing Maine Company Improves Efficiency and Saves Money

August 5, 2011
Michaud Seeks Input from Maine Manufacturers
Encourages them to take online survey on why they chose to “make it in Maine”

June 13, 2011
Maine MEP Refreshes Next Generation Manufacturing Study
2011 Study will update the state’s manufacturers on world-class manufacturing practices and strategies. State manufacturers encouraged to participate.

May 19, 2011
Maine Manufacturer Wins Coveted New England Innovation Award
Boothbay-based Maine MEP client selected as 2011 entrepreneurial “rising star”

April 6, 2011
Maine MEP Nominee among 2011 New England Innovation Award Finalists

March 24, 2011
Congressman Mike Michaud's letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies in support of the FY 12 national MEP funding

March 4, 2011
Maine MEP Announces Scholarship Grants For Wind and Ocean Energy Seminar
Manufacturers interested in 2011 Wind and Ocean Energy Seminar encouraged to apply

February 16, 2011
Michaud Amendment Passes; Saves Economic Development Administration from Massive Cuts

December 15, 2010
Specialized Mobile Job Training Unit Offers Glimpse into Unique Program

December 15, 2010
Maine MEP Showcases M.O.S.T.® Workforce Mobile Training Unit for Area Manufacturers

November 5, 2010
Maine Council Appointed by U.S. Commerce Secretary to Promote Export of Products and Services

September 22, 2010
Training Grant Helps Aroostook Knitting and Weaving Company Enhance its Productivity

July 6, 2010
Lean Training Saves Taxpayer Dollars at Maine Military Authority Repair Facility
Improved Efficiency Helps Maine Center Compete for Work, Preserve Jobs

June 16, 2010
Mathews Brothers Recipient of the 2010 Maine MEP Manufacturing Excellence Award
Award Recognizes Success in Achieving “Next Generation Manufacturing” Excellence

March 17, 2010
Maine MEP Lean Energy Project Cuts Costs for US Felt
Sanford-based manufacturer responds to economic downturn with process improvements and efficiency gains

March 16, 2010
Time Wise MEP Centers Rank Tops in Latest NIST/MEP Survey Response Rate

December 14, 2009
New England Tri-state Pilot Project Demonstrates Success in Cutting Energy Costs for Maine Manufacturers
MEP-EPA Partnership Achieves 10:1 Return on Investment in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire

October 30, 2009
Maine State Chamber of Commerce Presents 2009 Presidential Award to Rod Rodrigue
Maine MEP Executive Director Recognized for Entrepreneurial Leadership

October 22, 2009
Maine MEP Economic Impact Strong, Despite Weak Economy
Independent Study Finds Maine MEP Generated $197 Million in State Output, 1,300 Jobs in Past Year

September 29, 2009
First National Survey of Next Generation Manufacturing Identifies What Maine Firms Must Do to Survive Global Competition
Study provides new tool for manufacturers to assess strategic priorities

August 3, 2009
Award Presented to Medical Diagnostic Test Manufacturer at the Scarborough Facility

July 29, 2009
Snowe, Collins Successfully Advocate for Funding of Manufacturing Workforce Program

May 29, 2009
Maine MEP Training Cuts Production Costs for Aroostook Orthodontic Manufacturer
Lean Training Helps Acme Monaco Improve Efficiency

May 29, 2009
With Maine MEP Assistance, Aroostook Organic Farm Secures Grant for Mail Order Catalogue

May 19, 2009
Maine MEP Promotes New Initiative to Support Inventors and Manufacturing Innovation
June 9 Workshop Will Help Businesses Turn Ideas into Sales

May 8, 2009
Maine MEP Helps Position Elscott Manufacturing for New Market Opportunities
Attainment of ISO 9001:2000 Certification Verifies Firm’s Commitment to Quality

March 18, 2009
Food Producers Alliance to Strengthen Industry Cluster
Funding Support comes from Maine Technology Institute Cluster Initiative Program

February 26, 2009
Maine, MA, NH MEPs Team to Launch Pilot Project to Integrate Energy and Environmental Measures
MEPs Will Work to Implement EPA Guidelines on Energy Savings for Its Clients

February 9, 2009
Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership Launches Next Generation Manufacturing Study
Study Will Benchmark the State’s Manufacturers on World-class Manufacturing Practices and Strategies

February 5, 2009
Senator Snowe Statement in Support of MEP Funding

January 12, 2009
Window and Door Manufacturer Increases Sales, Gains Floor Space, and Increases Production Output

December 18, 2008
Snowe Calls on Senate Leadership to Implement Economic Recovery Plan

December 9, 2008
Entrepreneurs visit US as part of Bpeace effort to boost economic development in their country

November 7, 2008
Rod Rodrigue Inducted in Maine Maritime Academy Wall of Honor

October 28, 2008
Unique National Program to Accelerate Small Manufacturers Profitable Growth Launched in Maine
Would you like a scientific system for leading the development of more profitable growth for your business?

October 6, 2008
Maine Manufacturer Changes Plant Layout, Saves Money & Time

September 24, 2008
Michaud Secures Critical Economic Development Funds for Projects in Maine in Appropriations Bill

September 24, 2008
Maine MEP Helps Local General Dynamics Facility with Talent Recruitment
M.O.S.T® program provides training in much-needed manufacturing sector

July 24, 2008
Maine MEP’s Quality Management Systems Training and Auditing Programs Take Local Manufacturers to the Next Level

July 21, 2008
Letter From U.S. Senators Snowe, Levin and Kohl to U.S. Senate Appropriations Chair and Ranking Member to Request Additional $20 Million for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership

June 19, 2008
Snowe, Lieberman, Kohl Praise Added Funding for Manufacturing Extension Partnership

June 6, 2008
Confectioner Leans Production Process, Saves Money, and Emerges as the Cream of the Crop of Brownie Bakers

June 5, 2008
Kenway Corporation Recognized As Manufacturer of the Year By Maine MEP
Award Presented to Fiberglass Manufacturing Company on June 4th at the Augusta-based Facility

May 29, 2008
Award Presented on June 4th at Kenway's Augusta Facility

May 22, 2008
Maine MEP Assists the Laboratory with Workforce Development Opportunities, Lean Training, and Quality Management System Implementation

May 7, 2008

April 25, 2008
Leadership Training in Scientific Methods for Accelerating Reliable Growth

April 15, 2008
Snowe and Levin Request Additional Funding for Manufacturing Extension Partnership

April 14, 2008
Expansive Web Site, Video Developed for Custom Woodwork and Cabinetry Company

April 4, 2008
Snowe, Lieberman Request Full Funding For Manufacturing Extension Partnership in FY 2009 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill

March 20, 2008
U.S. House of Representatives and Associations Support $122 million for MEP

March 17, 2008
21 Governors Sign Letter of Support Requesting Funding for MEP

March 7, 2008
Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership Director Presents Sen. Collins with Award

January 31, 2008
Numbers Confirm Maine MEP’s Significant Impact on the State’s Economy

2010 Maine MEP Manufacturing Excellence Award

Presented to Mathews Brothers, Belfast, Maine

Presentation of the Maine MEP 2010 Manufacturing Excellence Award
Bruce Pulkkinen, Maine MEP Board Chair, State Senator Elizabeth Schneider, Scott Hawthorne, President Mathews Brothers and State Representative Jane Crosby Giles

Presenting the State of Maine Flag to Scott Hawthorne, President of Mathews Brothers (right) are State Representative Jane Crosby Giles and State Senator Chris Rector.

News Coverage

May 9, 2016
Snack bar maker Kate McAleer named Tory Burch Foundation Fellow - "Press Herald"

March 7, 2016
The entrepreneurs of Brunswick's TechPlace - "MaineBiz"

February 12, 2016
xfb x z92?utm_source=enews&utm_medium=Daily%2BReport&utm_campaign=Friday" class="set4">Auburn Manufacturing: Innovation on fire - "MaineBiz"

February 11, 2016
Heiwa Soy Beanery Sprouting in Belfast - WABI-TV

January 27, 2016
Local business owners talk about small business resources - "Times Record"

December 10, 2015
Maine manufacturing partnership led to $7 million in investments - "Mainebiz"

September 12, 2015
Senators: Manufacturing's where it's at - "Journal Tribune"

April 17, 2015
Young entrepreneur touts Maine's virtues in launching candy bar company - "Bangor Daily News"

February 6, 2015

January 16, 2015
King Invites Auburn-Based Manufacturer to State of the Union - MPBN News

September 16, 2014
Portland Press Herald Features Coffee by Design/Maine MEP in new column - "Problem Solved"

June 28, 2014
Employer-based program graduates six welders - "Sun Journal"

May 15, 2014
John Karp - "The Grow Maine Interview"

April 24, 2014
Rebuilding American manufacturing - U.S. Senator Angus King on

December 20, 2013

November 14, 2013
Manufacturing Extension Partnership scores $375K grant - "MaineBiz"

November 6, 2013
Maine MEP announces leadership members - "The Times Record"

May 31, 2013
FHC engages Maine MEP for help - "The Times Record"

November 13, 2012
- "Business Sun Journal"

November 2, 2012
Cedar log home manufacturer has high praise for Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership - "Notes from APP and NMDC"

October 11, 2012
Manufacturing in the spotlight: FHC, Inc. honored for excellence, efficiency - "The Times Record," Brunswick, ME
Officials tour FHC Inc., the Bowdoin facility that manufacturers instruments for global neurosurgery customers, such as electrodes for deep brain stimulation. FHC was recently awarded Maine MEP's Manufacturing Excellence Award.

October 10, 2012
Bowdoin manufacturer honored with award for innovation, global leadership - "Bangor Daily News"

July 9, 2012
Innovation engineer John Karp helps companies zero in on what works

February 16, 2012
Desperately seeking Americans for factory jobs -

January 23, 2012
Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership's mobile training targets jobless - "MaineBiz"

January 8, 2012
Learning to work Lean in L-A - "Sun Journal"

January 3, 2012
NIST MEP E-Blast - Manufacturer of the Week - Xuron Corporation - Saco, ME

December 22, 2011
Pilot Program Links Maine's Jobless With Companies Looking to Hire | Audio Report - MBPN

November 24, 2011
Three faces of manufacturing in Maine - "Bangor Daily News"

August 28, 2011
Falcon Shoe Receives MEP Excellence Award - "Sun Journal"

August 25, 2011
Auburn company receives manufacturing award - WLBZ-TV

August 5, 2011
Maine MEP helps Kennebec River Biosciences - "The Times Record"

June 5, 2011
The Bottom Line: Adapt and thrive
Kenway Corp.'s capacity to design and build fiberglass products for a diverse client base helps it keep going and growing
- "Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram"

June 5, 2011
Combining love of building, love of boats
The president of Kenway Corp. is restoring a '65 model and races his sailboat each week
- "Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram"

April 26, 2011

Sen. Collins receives awards at New Balance factory - "Morning Sentinel," Waterville, ME

November 15, 2010
Food partnership powers growth for Maine products - authored by Troy Plummer and Mike Cote from "Maine Biz"

November 15, 2010
Briefly Noted - The Maine MEP and funding for the New England M.O.S.T. program from "Manie Biz"

August 9, 2010
Small-Biz@EPA Small Business Ombudsman Bulletin (Maine MEP featured on Page 6)

July 1, 2010
MEP Awards Mathews Brothers Manufacturing Excellence Award - from "Maine Connections" - July 2010 (Maine Department of Economic and Community Development

June 17, 2010
Mathews Brothers Receives Manufacturing Excellence Award - from "The Free Press" (Mid-Coast Maine)

June 17, 2010
Mathews Brothers Recognized for Excellence in Manufacturing - from "bizConnect" (Belfast, ME, Chamber of Commerce)

June 11, 2009
Maine features "Aroostook Organic Farm Secures Grant for Mail Order" - Maine MEP/NMDC project

March 23, 2009
Mainebiz honors its 2009 Business Leaders of the Year
Our picks for Maine’s best executives and entrepreneurs

February 19, 2009
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins Comes to Augusta from the "Kennebec Journal."

May 14, 2008
No Wrong Doors: For entrepreneurs, one door opens to vast network of resources by Kate Amo, Maine SBDC in the May 14, 2008, edition of the "Bangor Daily News."

May 12, 2008
Saunders Bros. Implements Lean Manufacturing System by Industrial Strength Woodworking Online.

May 8, 2008
Senator Collins: SMEs backbone of Economy from several Maine newspapers.

April 22, 2008
Helping our manufacturers with the aid of MEP - Congressman Mike Michaud of Maine

April 22, 2008
Senator Collins' Weekly Column - Small Manufacturers are the Backbone of our Economy

March 26, 2008
Helping Our Manufacturers by representative Mike Michaud

March 15, 2008
Project aims to bolster manufacturing from the March 15, 2008, edition of the "Sun Journal."

February 13, 2008
Congressman Michaud in his op-ed titled "President's budget: misplaced priorities," "The Piscataquis Observer," February 13, 2008, edition, "The President's budget also essentially eliminates the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), cutting funding by $87 million below the level needed to maintain current services and providing only $4 million for 2009. MEP provides resources and services to U.S. manufacturers to help create jobs, leverage private-sector investment, and be more competitive. As our economy slows, we should not be cutting funding to programs that create jobs. In fact, we need to be doing everything we can to create and sustain jobs, especially in the he manufacturing sector. This is not a cut that would be good for Maine, especially given the recent layoffs and plant closures."

February 12, 2008
Congressman Allen in his op-ed titled "Bush budget gets no rubber-stamp this year," "The Franklin Journal", February 12, 2008, edition, stated, "For example, under the President's plan, Maine would lose $772,000 in Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program funds, at a loss of an estimated 356 jobs and nearly $15 million in private investments. I have visited scores of small businesses across Maine that have used MEP funds to invest in start up or expansion, creating thousands of good jobs."

January 2008
What is Manufacturing? from the December/January edition of "Machining The Voice of Manufacturing" by Jack Healy, Director of the MassMEP.

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Maine MEP and M.O.S.T.® Video: WGME-TV, Portland, ME: "New Skilled Workers Training Program Could Boost Industry And Cut Unemployment Numbers"

Maine MEP and M.O.S.T.® Video: WCSH-TV, Portland, ME: "Intensive job training program teaches skills to fill employers' needs"

Audio Interview: John Karp of Freeport, has just earned a "black belt," but not the kind that comes with high leg kicks or breaking bricks with your bare hand. Karp is just the 22nd person in the country to earn a so-called black belt in engineering innovation. Karp is serving as interim director of the Maine MEP, which is funded by federal and state funds and fees from businesses that take advantage of its business "coaches." He talked with MPBN's Irwin Gratz.
Click here to listen.

WGAN Inside Maine interview with the Governor’s Senior Policy Advisor John Butera, Saturday, December 24, 2011, discussing the Maine MEP M.O.S.T.® job training program. Listen to the Audio

Mainebiz Sunday, aired on Portland station, WCSH. On Sunday, May 10, 2009, Rosemary Presnar, operations manager for Maine MEP, along with Shelly Doak of the Maine Grocers Association and Waite Maclin of Pastor Chuck Orchards, were guests on Mainebiz Sunday. The group discussed the recent collaboration of the Maine MEP, Maine Grocers Association and the Maine Food Producers Alliance to promote the growth of the state's value-added food producers. The Maine specialty food sector was recently awarded a Maine Technology Institute's Cluster Initiative award of $458,922, matched with outside funding of $680,268.

2010 Maine MEP's Manufacturing Excellence Award recipient - Mathews Brothers - expanding new line of high performance windows. See video here.

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