The West Virginia University Industrial Extension Service, and the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WVMEP) 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 WVMEP with the resources of West Virginia University allows Industrial Extension to address a broad range of issues confronting West Virginia industries.

News & Upcoming Events

Management 101 – The Basics
September 21, 2017 | Martinsburg, WV

10-Hour General Industry Training Event
October 18-19, 2017 | Martinsburg, WV

What Every Supervisor Needs to Know About Safety & Health
November 14, 2017 | Wheeling, WV

Why do business in West Virginia?

How the MEP helps manufacturers

The impact of MEP on manufacturing

What manufacturers are saying about MEP

West Virginia University’s Industrial Extension and the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership is now producing and distributing a bi-monthly newsletter for our clients and partners across the state.  The newsletter includes information on upcoming events, special services, and resources available from WVU, WVMEP, and information about our many partners around the state.