The Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity (WCMP) engages with partnerships and initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels. We continually provide the best available support and resources to help manufacturers reach their goals.

Collaborating with the UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC) and the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP), the WCMP helps small and medium-sized manufacturers across the state grow and thrive in an increasingly challenging business environment.

The WCMP continues to adapt to changing conditions by identifying and evaluating our optimal mix of partners and the roles they play: strategic, operational and/or financial. Successful partnerships align with the WCMP in resource expectations, desired outcomes and key success metrics.

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WCMP’s success depends on effective partnerships which provide a broad range of services to fill the technical assistance, and applied research, needs of the state’s manufacturers. With these partnerships, we offer a broad and comprehensive array of services to meet manufacturers’ needs.



Partnerships put the WCMP in position to support and coordinate major initiatives within and between the regions. Examples include: Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP), Milwaukee E3, and Global Cities Initiative.

Supporting Wisconsin Manufacturing Since 1994

The WCMP is the official NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center for Wisconsin.  The NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a national network with thousands of specialists trained to help small-and medium-sized manufacturers increase innovation, profitability, and competitiveness.

The MEP system focuses on five critical areas: technology acceleration, supplier development, sustainability, workforce, and continuous improvement. Experienced MEP specialists help manufacturers develop new customers, expand into new markets, and create new products. With the help of the MEP framework manufacturers tackle both short- and long-term issues, including strategic planning, workforce development, business growth, and operational excellence.