CREC Project News and Updates

CREC Conducts AMJIAC Site Visit in Knoxville, Tennessee

February 10, 2016

Ken Poole and John Marotta conduct a site visit in Knoxville, Tennessee as part of CREC’s joint effort with the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to develop a report on the outcomes and impacts of the Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge (AMJIAC) grants.

Ken and John spoke with project partners representing the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Series, Tennessee’ MEP center; Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville College of Engineering about developments and accomplishments of their AMJIAC award.

The Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge (AMJIAC) was a competitive multi-agency grant process announced in May 2012 to support initiatives that strengthen advanced manufacturing at the local leve

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a measurement standards laboratory, which is a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce. The institute’s official mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

Since 1988, the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has been committed to strengthening U.S. manufacturing, continually evolving to meet the changing needs of manufacturers. MEP’s strategic objective is to create value for all manufacturers, with a particular focus on small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs).