Support for Oregon Manufacturers

During this time of acute need, OMEP business consultants are available to assist manufacturers with challenges in the following ways:


As manufacturers seek to implement best practices for safely operating in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, OMEP has developed a set of resources to support these efforts. Our resources are the result of the evaluation and consolidation of available guidance from the MEP National Network, CDC, OSHA, and OHA. We hope these tools offer clarity and direction along the pathway to a safer workplace for everyone in manufacturing.


OMEP is releasing an ongoing series of weekly event response webinars focused on strategic insights specific to current events. They will also offer tactical webinars for Oregon manufacturers with practical tools and methodologies to help businesses emerge in a stronger position.


In this time of uncertainty, OMEP has programs designed specifically to support manufacturers. Companies should not allow financial concerns to keep them from accessing the services needed to address challenges. As a mission-driven organization that puts our client’s needs first, OMEP will work to find a solution for all manufacturers. Interested companies should complete the form below

“OMEP exists to be Oregon manufacturers’ source for growth and prosperity. During this time, we see a variety of activity including some slowdowns, as well as rapid growth. Our mission is to work side by side with manufacturers to provide support in Manufacturing Operations, Business Financials & Strategy and Workforce Solutions.”


OMEP is available to help manufacturers develop strategy and execution in their specific areas of need. These include but are not limited to:

  • Sales Impact: Current Market Forecast, Impacts and Opportunities
  • Financial Performance: Current and Forecasted, Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet and Statements of Cash Flow
  • Leadership and Communication Plans: Organizational Alignment, Supply Chain Communications,
    Leadership During Uncertain Times, Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Supply Chain Management: Current Forecast and Impacts, Inventory Management and Balance Sheet Carrying Levels
  • Operational Planning and Staffing: Critical Employee Staffing & Management, Knowledge Capture,
    Up-Skilling and On-Boarding

Funding through the Federal NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership allows manufacturers to be assigned a team of OMEP consultants to provide the strategic support needed to weather the current storm and build a prosperous future. OMEP is also supporting national and statewide efforts to assist manufacturers in producing or re-tooling to create critically needed medical supplies.


If you’re looking for specific Covid-19 resources, please visit this page. We updated on a daily basis.


OMEP is collecting information in partnership with business Oregon, PNDC, Oregon Bioscience Association, Built Oregon, and many others to support manufacturers who wish to supply critical medical supplies. We also have a list of domestic PPE sources available. More details here

Connect with OMEP Business Continuity Planning Team

Do you have specific questions or concerns? Feel free to reach out so OMEP so we can help you. We are here to help you weather the storm and come out stronger.

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