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

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

I wanted to let you know that we had another successful ISO audit this year.  The auditor made special mention of the Strategy A3 and the A3 process for problem solving and resolution as strong evidence of continuous improvement, management engagement, and risk management.  Thank you again for the work you have done with us over the last couple of years.

Jeffrey Paquet , CEO, Mobile Medical International Corporation

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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