Government Websites

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This section attempts to pull together sites and programs relevant to manufacturing offered by a wide set of US Federal agencies. It would be fair to say one could spend a great deal of time locating and reading about all the current and developing programs offered in support of jobs, production and energy efficiency and market development.

This list is just a sample of what we thought fits well with, and pulls from the US Department of Commerce, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Labor, and the National Institute for Standards and Technology. There would also be additional resources available through each State’s economic, environmental and labor agencies.

Please find a list of Government Websites below.

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Sustainable Manufacturing 101 Module

The Sustainable Manufacturing 101 Module is designed to familiarize companies, particularly small-to-medium-size manufacturers, with key concepts, approaches, strategies, terminology and regulations related to sustainable manufacturing.

EPA Sustainable Manufacturing

This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website contains information and resources for improving the sustainability and competitiveness of manufacturing companies.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – DARPA

Many innovations from the U.S. Department of Defense

Alabama Technology Network

America Makes – National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Helping the US grow capabilities and strength in 3D printing, we facilitate collaboration among leaders from business, academia, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

Arkansas Mfg Solutions

Best Manufacturing Practice of the Day

Click on the “Best Practice of the Day” box and a short case study will pop up

Bureau of Industry & Security

Advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system

CA Mfg Tech Consulting


CT Institute for Sustainable Energy

Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center – Philadelphia

Energy and Manufacturing

The US Department Of Energy has vast depths of info and resources on manufacturing energy efificiency

Enterprise Minnesota

European Union REACH regulations – Webinar

The EU has a strict performance requirements on chemical mixtures to whcih all imports must comply

Fabricated Metals Industry Energy and Carbon Footprint

Results from the 2010 MECS Survey on Energy Use in Fabricated Metals

Florida MEP

Hawaii HTDP

Host a Best Manufacturing Practices Survey

If you are a government or military equipment contractor, go here to request an on-site evaluation of your company’s best practices

Illinois Mfg Ext Ctr

IMC – Business Strategies & Solutions – Williamsport

Impact Washington

Improving your Cultural Intelligence

Short webinar on how to not offend the people with whom you are trying to do business

Iowa Ctr for Indust Research & Service

Kentucky Manufacturing Careers Center

Machinery Manufacturing Industry Energy and Carbon Footprint

Energy Use for all US companies that make Machinery

Maine MEP


Massachusetts MEP

Missouri Enterprise


Nebraska MEP

New Hampshire MEP

New Mexico MEP

NIST – Manufacturing Portal

National Institute of Standards & technology – the Mothership of the Manufacturing Extension Programs, grants and research to all things manufacturing


Manufacturing Extension Partnerships offer free and low cost on-site training, assitance on improving manufacturing processes

Northwest Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center – Erie

Ohio MEP

Oregon MEP

Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Services

Robotics Test Facility

The facility houses artifacts and equipment for measuring how well robots perform under a variety of tasks that abstract real-world challenges

Sankey Diagram of Manufacturing Energy Use

A Sankey diagram conveys flows of materials from the beginning to the end of a process

South Dakota Region

Texas MAC

The NO Fear Act

Government site accountable for violations of anti-discrimination and whistle-blowing laws

US Environmental Protection Agency – Science Page

Good resource for finding the latest governemnet research on the impacts of humans on the environment and vice-versa

Vermont MEP

Wireless Communication Platforms for Smart Manufacturing

Reliable and secure real-time performance of wireless platforms are challenging problems faced by manufacturers

Wisconsin – North West Manufacturing Outreach Center

Workplace Health & Safety

Start here to get info on the 3 agencies have responsibility for enforcement of laws in this arena

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