Moving RI Manufacturers Forward

Polaris MEP, a business unit of the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation, provides competitive manufacturing business improvement programs to grow RI’s manufacturing industry. Polaris MEP is partially funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Program (NIST MEP).

Since 1996 Polaris MEP has delivered improvement solutions to over 750 Rhode Island manufacturers to help them achieve sustainable and profitable growth.

Polaris MEP provides one-on-one consulting, public workshops and in-house training in the following:

  • Strategic Growth
  • Technology Acceleration
  • Innovation Engineering
  • Sustainability
  • Change Management
  • Supply Chain
  • Lean Solutions
  • ISO/Six Sigma/Quality
  • Facilities Planning
  • Workforce Development
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Contact Polaris MEP at 401-270-8896