SunDown Group Partners with The Ohio State University College of Engineering To Help Ohio Manufacturers

SunDown Group has partnered with The Ohio State University College of Engineering’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP) to Help Ohio Manufacturers Get the Resources They Need

MEP@OSU supports Ohio’s small and medium-sized manufacturers by providing the products, services and assistance that are dedicated to the productivity, growth and global competitiveness of Ohio manufacturers. Small and medium-sized manufacturing companies are critical to Ohio, representing 90% of job growth for high-paying jobs. This growth means for every new manufacturing job created or retained, there are 3 to 5 supporting jobs also created. From automotive to advanced materials, Ohio’s manufacturing landscape is more diverse than ever before.

MEP Ecosystem DiagramMEP@OSU, managed by the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, is a State and Federal initiative to develop and deploy technology, management and technical expertise for improving the competitiveness of manufacturing through services offered by six carefully selected regional affiliates. Within these six regions are 11 different county regions with programs such as the CDME which are responsible for industry and manufacturing development. MEP@OSU provides the CDME with funding, which in turn uses that funding to create workforce development, industry innovation, lean manufacturing, and supply chain interactions between small businesses and manufacturers.

As a statewide Industry Partner, SunDown Group provides access to our expert network, business building classes, workshops, speaker series, capital programs, and business pitch events to help small and medium-sized manufacturing companies connect with investors, mentors, and talent that they need to help take their companies to the next step. SunDown also works to help introduce qualified manufacturing companies to CDME and our other North American partners.