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CITEC is one of the 350+ centers that comprise the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) which have joined with manufacturers around the country to celebrate great "Made in the USA" products while also finding more business opportunities for American manufacturers. 

The experts of the MEP work with small and mid-sized U.S. Manufacturers to help them create jobs, increase profits and save time and money. Our nationwide network provides a variety of services that put American manufacturers in a position to develop new customers, expand into new markets and create new products.

MEP Programs such as Supplier Scouting and the USA National Innovation Marketplace provide the tools and connections American manufacturers need to continue to Make it in America.

Download "Make It In America" Information.


Made In America: Innovative Product Search

We firmly believe innovation is part of our DNA as Americans. Take a look in your home today. What can you find that’s made in America? Don’t be shy and don’t be embarrassed. We know it’s pretty hard to do these days.

CITEC, as part of the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, seeks to boost U.S.-based manufacturing and production. The goal is to bring back the “Made in America” label on the products we use in our daily lives.

With the help of partners like Edison Nation, Bed Bath & Beyond, PepBoys, Rawlings, Shat-R-Shield and more, American companies now have an excellent opportunity to pursue making products right here in the U.S.

For current product opportunities, email CITEC's Marketing Director Tricia Wilson. And, click here to read an Industry Week article about this outstanding initiative.



Local companies featured: "Make It In America"

General Composites Inc

Willsboro's General Composites, Inc.

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Watertown's Current Applications, Inc.

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2014: Celebrating 25 Years


This year, MEP Celebrates its 25th anniversary. In anticipation of this milestone, we reflect on events of the last two and a half decades that significantly impacted the global economy, manufacturing, and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.  

MEP has taken its cues from the lessons of global opportunities and challenges, and the daily changes of our client base. The program's value and effectiveness will be measured in the impact of our services and the evolving tide of progress and growth of our clients.

[Click on the image below for an infographic on the value of the MEP program to America's manufacturers.]


The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership is a public/private partnership that works with small and midsized U.S. manufacturers to create and retain jobs, increase profits, save time and money, develop new customers, and expand into new markets.

Founded in 1988, the nationwide network consists of more than 1,200 technical experts located in every state. For every dollar of federal investment, the MEP generates $19 in new sales growth and $21 in new client investments, and creates or retains one manufacturing job for every $1,978 of federal investment. For more information please


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