The West Virginia University Industrial Extension Service, and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) are focused on helping West Virginia businesses improve competitiveness in the local and global markets. We accomplish this mission through delivering foundational support and innovative growth services.
Foundational support services range from manufacturing process improvement and quality systems to health and safety, energy assessments, and more. The focus of these services is to maximize your productivity and optimize the knowledge of your workforce.
Innovative growth services include innovation, product design, supply chain development, export assistance and training, and access to multiple national product and marketing opportunities. The focus of these services is to develop new products, utilize new technology, and access new national and global markets.
Industrial extension, which is housed in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University, also serves as the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership, West Virginia’s affiliate to the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership program, managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Combining the expertise of the MEP with the resources of West Virginia University allows industrial extension to address a broad range of issues confronting West Virginia industries.