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Three members of the Rhode Island food manufacturing ecosystem are featured in this installment of the “Heroes of American Manufacturing” video series, produced by National Institute of Standards & Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

In this video, meet culinary incubator Hope & Main, and Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center Polaris MEP. They share their story of working collaboratively to support dog treat manufacturing business BUPPY PETS® as it scaled production.

The “Heroes of American Manufacturing” video series celebrates the small and medium-sized manufacturers succeeding in the U.S. with the help of their local MEP Centers.

Hope & Main partners with Providence-based Polaris MEP to support their food manufacturing entrepreneurs. Polaris MEP provides training on efficient production, continuous improvement and beyond. For BUPPY PETS, this helped the company reduce costs and increase productivity.

Lisa Raiola, President and Founder of Hope & Main, says that the video captures the spirit of how the incubator and Polaris MEP work together to develop and scale food businesses. “The BUPPY PETS story is a powerful way to illustrate our shared mission of a thriving and diverse food economy in Rhode Island.”

Rhode Island food manufacturers can click here to book a free consultation with Polaris MEP.