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Manufacturing Program at Purdue University Announces $18 Million in Federal Funding

September 01, 2020 / Andy Szal

A manufacturing program at Purdue University this week announced nearly $18 million in federal funding to expand its work with Indiana businesses.

The Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center received base funding through mid-2025, as well as advanced manufacturing technology and coronavirus relief legislation funding, through the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The three awards, combined with additional financing from local industry, are expected to bring the Purdue partnership’s budget to more than $30 million over the next five years.

Officials credited the program’s engagement with Indiana manufacturers and estimated a $4.35 billion economic impact. The program helped more than 1,200 companies in the past year with lean manufacturing, leadership development, quality improvement, and cybersecurity.