VMEC News Release – Vermont Joins CONNEX Marketplace Manufacturing Platform


Monday, July 31, 2023
Contact: Robynn Albert, VMEC Marketing & Training Manager
Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC)
P.O. Box 12, Randolph Center, VT  05061
(802) 793-2078 / [email protected]

Vermont Joins CONNEX Marketplace Manufacturing Platform

Randolph Center, VT – The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) is excited to announce our new partnership with Connex Marketplace for the rollout of CONNEX™ Vermont, a new program designed to strengthen the local and domestic manufacturing supply chain.

CONNEX™ Vermont is a powerful online manufacturer-supplier database and connectivity platform provided as a no-cost resource for Vermont manufacturers and suppliers. The platform will combine Vermont manufacturer and supplier data into a single, accurate, searchable scouting-database to better connect manufacturers, provide supply chain visualizations and display workforce and R&D efforts within a region. This will allow buyers, manufacturers and suppliers to quickly post and respond to needs, visualize supply chain risk, search for qualified suppliers and discover new business opportunities.

Manufacturing plays a central role in Vermont’s economy – 10% of Vermont workers are employed by manufacturers, representing 28,670 individuals – and VMEC is excited to be added to the growing list of Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers around the United States to launch with CONNEX Marketplace. 

CONNEX™ Vermont is slated to launch on Tuesday, August 22. More details will be announced soon!

About VMEC: Part of the nationwide MEP National Network and hosted by Vermont Technical College since 1995, VMEC operates as a not-for-profit with a primary mission, “to strengthen and empower Vermont manufacturers.” A local resource and trusted adviser to manufacturing enterprises of all sizes, the VMEC team brings world-class expertise in consulting, coaching, hands-on implementation support, training and education for leaders and workers.  VMEC provides proven systems and solutions focused on strategies, processes, products, technologies and people.