It’s not that easy being green…. USG Programs, Policies and Resources in Support of Sustainable Manufacturing Alex Folk, Center Operations Manager National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The Manufacturer’s Needs are Evolving. REACH?.
USG Programs, Policies and Resources in Support of Sustainable ManufacturingAlex Folk, Center Operations ManagerNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyManufacturing Extension Partnership
New environmental demands by customer
New environmental legislation
Meeting the bottom line
Forum for Information Exchange and Collaboration
To support communication
and the sharing of information
across federal government agencies
thereby leveraging federal extension/assistance
resources to enhance U.S. economic growth.
Export Import Bank of the United States
Department of Defense
Department of Agriculture
Department of State
Department of Labor
Dept. of Justice Internal Revenue Service
Housing & Urban Development
Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Energy
Department of Commerce
Department of Veterans Affairs
Small Business Administration
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“To strengthen the global competitiveness of US-based manufacturing by providing information, decision support, and implementation of innovative approaches focused on leveraging technologies, techniques, and business best practices.”
341,000 Small & Medium Sized Manufacturers
Over 3,100 Affiliated Service Providers
Over 1,600 Center Staff
440 Service Locations
Integration, Knowledge Sharing, & Evaluation
59 MEP Centers
*Based on FY2006 MEP Center reported performance data.
A partnership between the U.S. EPA and the U.S. DoC NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership