Since opening in early 1995, the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) has been dedicated to assisting manufacturing companies across all industries in Vermont. We partner with Vermont manufacturers to solve problems, improve their economic competitiveness, foster innovation, and enhance their technological capabilities. These achievements significantly contribute to our local, state, and national economies.


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What Clients are Saying

We have been very fortunate to have VMEC as a rich resource.  We are grateful for the support and direction we received from Dave Lambertson throughout our ISO certification process.  Dave has become a colleague vs. a consultant.  We worked hard and laughed our way through stressful days.  We look forward to working with Phil more in the future.  He is a wealth of knowledge as well and appreciated.”

Ingeborg Kuhlka , Quality and Technical Manager, Garware Fulflex USA Inc.

Our mid-managers are working with and designing value streams to help with our space and capacity expansion, and our Kata efforts are expanding pretty organically. We owe you great “thanks” for that. It’s remarkable seeing how it moves things forward.”

Bill Church , President, Green Mountain Antibodies

As a not-for-profit Center with a custom approach and proven methodologies, we have helped over 895 of Vermont’s manufacturers meet and exceed their goals.

Case Studies

Super Thin Saws

Super Thin Saws Sharpens Their Current Condition And Plans For Their Future With Value Stream Mapping

Gordon's Window Décor

Ensuring a Bright Future By Embracing 5s As Standard Work

Advanced Illumination

Revisiting Strategic Planning Leads To Improved Sales Efforts

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