Thursday, June 27, 2013

About Manex

The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence (Manex), a private non-profit corporation, was established in 1995 to provide services to small and mid-size manufacturers in Northern California. Manex operates through a cooperative agreement between the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), under the Department of Commerce.

Manex has evolved as manufacturing needs have grown in Northern California. Our vision mandates that we address the total organization, and as a result our role as strategic advisors includes:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Product Development and Innovation
  • Workforce Development
  • Sustainability
  • Supply Chain Development
  • Export Assistance
  • Technology Transfer Utilizing area Labs and Universities
  • Connecting Manufacturers with Private and Public Resources
  • Working directly with the State, Counties and Cities to promote Economic Development in Manufacturing, Fabrication, R&D, as well as Food and Beverage Processing

The Manex team brings an average of 20 years private industry experience to provide a powerful depth and breadth of business know-how. We are recognized for our strategic, enterprise-level expertise and extensive front-line manufacturing and distribution experience. Our client case studies and success stories are well documented. Independent quarterly client surveys ensure full accountability and a performance scorecard of certified value for our customers.
With our roots in manufacturing, our active participation in MEP and a longstanding dedication to knowledge transfer and implementation, we have a continued commitment to develop and deliver services that help you thrive in a globally competitive environment.

For more information about our company, please view our corporate brochure (PDF) or our website.

East Bay Broadband Consortium

The East Bay Broadband Consortium (EBBC) is an East Bay regional initiative organized to improve broadband deployment, access, and adoption in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties through a collaborative regional approach.
Broadband – high speed Internet – is a critical 21st century infrastructure that is a key enabling technology for:
  • Economic competitiveness
  • Public health and safety
  • Sustainable Communities
  • The Smart Grid
  • Access to information and services delivered through broadband applications and technologies
Basic digital literacy skills are virtually essential to every aspect of the 21st century economy. Yet infrastructure and access gaps are present in the East Bay, resulting in a persistent “Digital Divide.”
EBBC was formed to close these gaps and advance the region as a center of innovation for advanced communications technologies, leveraging the region’s deep knowledge assets. The EBBC Action Plan will identify and leverage opportunities aimed at increasing:
  1. The region’s broadband infrastructure investments (public and privately financed).
  2. Affordable access to broadband technologies.
  3. Wide adoption of broadband to acquire the benefits of these technologies.
The EBBC vision is to make the three-county East Bay the nation’s leading broadband enabled region in the nation.

For more information, visit the initiative website: