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The Manufacturers Resource Center is a member of the MEP National Network of manufacturing resource centers.  The MEP National Network is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing.

Focused on helping small and mid-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy, the MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and its 1,300 trusted advisors and experts at nearly 600 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.

The MEP Center in Pennsylvania is (PA MEP) and is comprised of seven PA Industrial Resource Centers (PA IRC Network).  MRC serves five counties in mid-eastern PA that include Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Carbon and Schuylkill counties.  In 2020, the Economic Impact of the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Extension Partnership (PA MEP), based on third-party client surveys, was $606.3M in Total Increased/Retained Sales; 5,566 Total Increased /Retained Jobs; $140.2M in New Client Investments; and $68.8M in Cost Savings.   

With the support of the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program and the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED), MRC clients and those of our outstanding PA IRC Network, team members and clients are playing a key role in moving our regional manufacturers forward. Please take three minutes to learn more about the size, strength and resiliency of our manufacturing base here in PA!

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Training and Certifications

MRC provides far more than certifications and funding assistance. We offer job creators access to specialized coaching, mentorship and a variety of business and marketing assistance normally outside the reach of most manufacturers.


No matter what’s happening with your business, MRC has probably seen it. We know the problems that keep CEOs up at night, and we know how to help solve them. Our staff has more than 100 years of combined experience working side-by-side with business owners to evaluate, strategize, discover and implement solutions that address both strategic growth needs and organizational transformation.

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MRC breaks down the barriers that prohibit manufacturers from realizing their full potential. Our proven tactics and methods can help nearly any company at nearly any stage of its evolution. Whatever the hurdle – going green, becoming lean, entering new markets, rebranding the company – MRC can help you clear it.

Workforce Initiatives

Developing Future Workforce with programs like: What’s So Cool About Manufacturing®, PA Dream Team, the Inside Manufacturing Series, and Manufacturing Day.


Through our partnerships, we are able to bring the horsepower of the best-in-breed experts to you. Imagine having access to the second-largest technology institute in the world, a corps of ex-Toyota executives trained under the best Lean practitioners in the world or world-renowned business strategy groups. MRC makes it possible.

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For over 30 years, Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) has helped small and mid-sized manufacturers become more competitive, adopt lean and agile processes, strategically grow their companies and invest more effectively in their existing human capital.

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