NJMEPNew Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program
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Kennedy, NJMEP COO explained, "NJMEP's objective is to create a Lessons-Learned Database - where NJMEP can connect "those in need" with "those that have" while also creating a more in-depth and useful Disaster Contingency Plan for NJ Manufacturers".
New Jersey has approximately 11,000 manufacturers, so NJMEP estimates that 2,400 manufacturers were severely damaged by the storm and greatly need assistance.
The recent additions to NJMEP allow the organization to provide greater support to the small and mid-sized manufacturers in New Jersey.
NJMEP is an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which consists of more than 60 Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers located in all fifty states and Puerto Rico and established by the US Department of Commerce.
In addition to Lynore's financial and management expertise, her terrific leadership skills and unmatched work ethic have helped cultivate a winning culture at NJMEP," adds Frank Wyckoff, NJMEP Chairman.
The Governor's Award examiner team cited the energy and aggressive vision of the NJMEP leadership, their effectiveness in garnering state assistance to assist in the funding of its mission, the high level of data integration and distribution achieved through the use of technology, the highly tactical focus of the organization, and the processes which align individual goals with organizational objectives.
It's not only Lynore's financial and management prowess, but also the terrific leadership she has brought toward building a great culture here at NJMEP," adds Frank Wyckoff, NJMEP Chairman.
Both Plotkin and Sordillo look forward to working with NJMEP to help strengthen manufacturing in the state.
NJMEP features products manufactured locally on a section of its website called "Made In New Jersey" and created Facebook and LinkedIn groups called "Made In New Jersey" to serve as "Virtual Resource Centers" for manufacturers.
New Jersey's manufacturers not only contribute to our state's economic growth, but supply innovative products to the entire world," says Bob Loderstedt, President & CEO of NJMEP.
New Jersey manufacturers, local organizations and anyone interested in manufacturing need a platform to discuss how to become more profitable, productive and globally competitive," says Bob Loderstedt, President & CEO of NJMEP.