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Maine MEP's Alumni Women to Watch Maine MEP salutes the vision and success of woman-owned manufacturers in Maine. These dynamic leaders have utilized MEP training and services to achieve unique prominence and market leadership. Their success reflects the power of partnerships and serve as an example of Maine's proud manufacturing tradition. The mission of the Maine MEP is to facilitate economic development in Maine by providing needed services to small-to-medium sized manufacturers. For more information call 207-623-0680 or visit Kathie Leonard | President and CEO, Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 MAINE MEP MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE AWARD "MEP has partnered with us several times over the last 20 years. As a result, we upgraded our quality management system, incorporated lean principles into our operations, and developed a strategic plan based on input from our stakeholders." Kate McAleer | COO, Bixby & Co. RECIPIENT OF THE 2016 TORY BURCH FOUNDATION FELLOWS "MEP has been integral to our start-up, growth and continued expansion of our unique food manufacturing needs and capabilities. e MEP team is one of Maine's great assets." Leigh Kellis | Founder and Co-Owner, The Holy Donut RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 U.S. SBA'S MAINE SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR "MEP helped us tremendously when we opened our 3rd shop in Scarborough. It was an eye-opening approach to maximizing our efficiency and taught us the value of critical planning and lean manufacturing." Mary Allen Lindemann | Co-Owner Coffee by Design RECIPIENT OF THE 2016 MAINE MEP MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE AWARD "Implementing Maine MEP's Systematic Layout Planning process allowed us to view the redesign of an old warehouse building into a state of the art specialty coffee production facility from a different angle."

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