New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership Announces New Program to Help Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturers Adapt to Changing Market Conditions
Initiative will support manufacturers in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and positioning themselves for future competitiveness and resilience.
The New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP) today announced new programs to provide critical services to small and mid-sized manufacturers as they adapt to changing market conditions amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will assist companies in reshoring and rebuilding supply chains, securing personal protective equipment, improving safety and efficiency, adopting new technologies, and enhancing resilience for future disruptions.
Re-Shoring & Rebuilding Supply Chains: This Initiative will be focused on the skills gaps, cutting production costs, and addressing other barriers to moving production from other countries onshore to New York State suppliers. Additionally, this initiative will work to strengthen or rebuild local supply chains.
Personal Protection Equipment Assistance: Assists manufacturers in securing PPE to ensure they can operate safely during a pandemic. The goal is to ensure companies have access to the equipment needed without competing with hospitals, health care workers or first responders who are also seeking supplies.
Virtual Assessment & Assistance: Assessments are conducted to determine what assistance is needed by companies to ensure they are optimizing operations. The “Next Generation” Grant Program will facilitate virtual methods to assist companies to improve safety, efficiency, and introduce new technologies and processes in this new era of doing business.
Webinars & Online Workshops: Manufacturing Reimagined is a new series of webinars and workshops over the upcoming year to help manufacturers manage the challenges created by COVID-19 and its aftermath, emerging from the crisis more resilient and adaptable, and preparing for future emergencies.