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Finding Funding for Growth & Transformation Webinar Recording

Finding Funding for Growth & Transformation Webinar Recording

Do your priorities for 2022 or beyond include investing in new technology, equipment, automation, and/or upgrades to property or facilities? If so, you’ve got company -- nearly 50% of Rhode Island manufacturers responding to our State of Manufacturing reported these...

3D Scanning to Facility Layout with Functional 3D

3D Scanning to Facility Layout with Functional 3D

3D scanning used to be something for science fiction. However, the technology is quite real and available and offers very real benefits to small and medium-sized manufacturers. Polaris MEP has teamed up with 3D scanning specialist Christopher Wilczewski for a series...

New MEP National Network Infographic Explores Reshoring

New MEP National Network Infographic Explores Reshoring

The MEP National Network has published a new, data-filled reshoring infographic with insights related to past reliance on foreign sources and the potential for bringing more manufacturing back to the U.S. The publication notes the top industries reshoring back to...

Food giveaway caters to Rhode Island’s Southeast Asian community

Food giveaway caters to Rhode Island’s Southeast Asian community

Polaris MEP was proud to support the Center for Southeast Asians "Year of the Tiger" yesterday in Providence. The morning's rain did nothing to dampen then the enthusiasm of this community!Learn about the program (and see if you spot our logo) in this WJAR-TV piece....

Lean Tip – Coming Down on DOWNTIME

Lean Tip – Coming Down on DOWNTIME

In the latest “Lean Tip of the Week” video Nathan outlines a scenario that’s pretty common – the O in DOWNTIME, Overproduction. The key, he says, is to take the advice of G.I. Joe – “knowing, is half the battle.” Knowing the root cause of Waste makes it possible to...