Morris Plains, N.J. –The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) has announced that it hit a $200,000 milestone in its pledge of $250,000 in value to New Jersey’s manufacturing community. The pledge is part of NJMEP’s “Year of Advocacy” program and comes through the form of various initiatives and programs that directly support New Jersey’s manufacturers.
NJMEP made the official announcement at its Open House on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 surrounded by members of the New Jersey manufacturing community. As part of the proclamation, attendees signed a “2014-2015 Year of Advocacy for NJ Manufacturing” banner (pictured below).
“We are very excited about the progress we’ve made during our Year of Advocacy program. We are on the cusp of hitting the $250,000 goal and we remain committed to supporting the New Jersey manufacturing community,” says Tony DeSantis, NJMEP’s Senior Vice President.
NJMEP has worked with allies and expert business partners throughout the year to create new programs and offerings for NJ’s manufacturers at no charge. One example is the Experience Manufacturing program, which addresses the shortage of skilled workers available in the Garden State. NJMEP collects the open positions of New Jersey manufacturers and serves as a bridge to young adults who are looking to explore a career in the field.
NJMEP has also been offering complimentary training days and workshops in various topics critical to manufacturers such as Lean and ISO certifications. NJMEP has also been providing process and facility assessments for New Jersey manufacturers at no cost.
“Manufacturing growth is vital to our state’s economy. We are proud to support these companies that make a positive impact on our state,” adds DeSantis.
NJMEP is a not-for-profit that helps New Jersey’s manufacturers become more profitable. NJMEP’s services are geared towards assisting state manufacturers increase sales, reduce costs, improve efficiencies and spur job creation. The organization is chartered by The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a network of more than 60 MEP centers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
For more information about NJMEP, visit www.njmep.org. For more information about the Year of Advocacy program, contact Tony DeSantis at 973-998-9801.