We Help Oregon Manufacturers Grow
We Work Side by Side with Oregon Manufacturers
We draw on our team’s significant depth and breadth of real-world manufacturing experience bringing a thoughtful problem-solving approach to eliminating obstacles companies face. With our roots in lean as a business operating philosophy, we leverage these methodologies to provide solutions in Manufacturing Operations, Business Financials & Strategy and Workforce Solutions to be Oregon manufacturer’s source for growth and prosperity.
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Jude Gerace recently joined OMEP as our first ever Account Executive. The team is excited to have her on board! Like most of our staff, Jude is a maker, innovator, and creator with deep experience in manufacturing. Whether you’re a seasoned leader or new to...
Announcing a 12-month initiative funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, in partnership with Business Oregon and Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC), to develop new markets and sales channels for Oregon manufacturers to offset the impacts of...
Manufacturing careers are a vital part of our local economy, so we want to celebrate our builders, makers, and creators on October 1st 2021, and throughout the month of October. Manufacturing Day is a chance to show students what modern manufacturing looks like...
Published by the Bend Bulletin 9/1/21 A program at Oregon State University-Cascades gives students the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job experience while delivering products and services to organizations across Central Oregon. Co-Lab Studio, part of the...
Manufacturers that are disciplined and make conscious decisions about operations, adopting new technology and implementing a targeted strategy, set themselves up to be more prosperous in the future. Published in Oregon Business Magazine January 2021 - Click to Read
As workplaces adapt to Covid restrictions, some manufacturers are ahead of the curve. This story features Oregon's Wild Harvest and Miller Paint Company Published in the Portland Business Journal Nov 2, 2020 Read the full article >
We were in business 32 years before we engaged with OMEP. We have learned more in the last three years than the last three decades. Business owners are confident by nature. It has been humbling to discover what we didn’t know. I’m here to tell you that no matter how good you think you are, you have lots of room to get better. OMEP has changed our world. In some areas of our warehouse we are processing orders 3 times faster than we were before our engagement. OMEP found a way to get us to forget our egos and find better, simple solutions.
Owner, Hardwood Industries
OMEP’s continued involvement is vital to our success and the development of manufacturing practices necessary to compete in the global economy. I believe that OMEP’s program is critical to the success of manufacturing in the State of Oregon. Domestic manufacturers provide living wage jobs and organizations such as OMEP are essential in keeping manufacturing alive and well in the United States”
President, A.R.E. Manufacturing
Working with OMEP this past year has truly been an incredibly rewarding experience. The depth of knowledge and resources that they have brought to our business is immense. We are a healthier organization today because of the relationship that has been created between the two of us.
Operations Manager, Composite Approach
My past experience with other Lean consultants was they would come in, give some base information, point out all your failures, and then leave. I am very glad that you and OMEP do not operate in that manner. To have OMEP truly come alongside and partner with us, to get down in the trenches with us, has been both refreshing and rewarding. It has been hard work, but we can all see the progress that has been made since we began this journey together.
Director of Operations Manager