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  The NIST Manufacturing Extension Program for Kentucky


The Advantage of the Alliance

Where We Are Located:

AKA Map of Offices

Who We Are:

AKA is a statewide, not-for-profit partnership who provides assistance and training to help manufacturers of all sizes grow and improve! We are the affiliate of the U.S. Department of Commerce NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program for the State of Kentucky.

What We Do:

AKA offers expertise, training, and facilitated planning to manufacturers in a whole myriad of areas such as business strategies, process improvement, business growth and cost reduction.

How We have Done:

At the national level, NIST MEPs have increased sales in the past year by $9.3 Billion, created over 86,000 jobs, and helped companies cut expenses by $1.5 Billion.

At the local level, In the past year AKA has increased sales at Kentucky Manufacturers by $10.8 Million, Created over 1,335 jobs in Kentucky, and has helped Kentucky Manufacturers cut costs to the tune of $12.1 MillionThe total dollar impact on Kentucky Manufacturers for the past year is $88.2 Million.

Meet the Team - Click here for a Quick intro to AKA Team.



Who AKA has Been Working With
KDMK 10 Year AnniversaryKentucky Manufacturers PlantWhip Mix FacilityKentucky Manufacturing Plant




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