Monthly Archives: April 2017

MEP Program Shows Nearly 9:1 Return to the Federal Treasury

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A recent study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute found the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program generates a substantial economic and financial return of nearly 9:1 for the $130 million annually invested by the federal government. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a federal public-private partnership […]

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GenMet’s Mary Isbister Appointed to NIST MEP National Advisory Board

Mary Isbister, President of GenMet, a custom metal fabricating company located in Mequon, Wisconsin has been named to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) Advisory Board ( The NIST MEP Advisory Board is a national board that is legislatively mandated and established pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act […]

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Turn Down the Volume

I feel a bit guilty about telling you to turn down the volume in your life while the radio is blaring in the background as I write this blog… Noise keeps building in our lives. This is especially true in manufacturing. Concern about economic conditions generate noise: tax policy, regulation discussions, energy sources old and […]

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