The Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity (WCMP) is a public-private partnership that connects Wisconsin manufacturers with the resources necessary to thrive and compete in a global economy.  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.

On January 1st, 2016, the WCMP became 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 employs a framework focused on five critical areas: technology acceleration, supplier development, sustainability, workforce, and continuous improvement. Experienced MEP specialists engage this framework to help small- and medium-size manufacturers develop new customers, expand into new markets, and create new products. The available services help manufacturers tackle both short- and long-term issues, including strategic planning, workforce development, business growth, and operational excellence.