Manufacturing Outreach Center

Helping Northwestern Wisconsin manufacturers thrive through positive growth and sustainable profit.
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Impacting Wisconsin Manufacturing

For more than two decades UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC) has been working alongside small and mid-size manufacturers like you, leveraging our industry experience, tech-savvy, and teamwork to improve your process, grow your business, enrich your people, and develop your product. Whether we meet virtually or come right to your site, MOC will be at your side with reliable, informed answers and customized solutions to get the job done.

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Manufacturing Outreach Center Services

MOC serves clients through consulting, training, and workforce development. We use our extensive networks to assist you with difficult manufacturing problems that cannot be solved by others. Contact us to learn more about how we can assist you with these common manufacturing assessments, improvement and growth issues, and training.

Continuous Improvement

  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Quality
  • Supply Chain
  • Sustainability


  • ExporTech™
  • Food and Beverage
  • Supplier Scouting
  • Technology Scouting
  • Training Within Industry

Innovation & Technology

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Collaborative Robotics Assistance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Manufacturing & Design


  • How Lean Are You?
  • Are You Ready to Export?
  • Recovery Discovery
  • Smart Automation
Ramping Up Results

We're proud of the significant impacts and financial gains our clients see - often before the project is even closed. When you partner with UW-Stout MOC, the return on your investment is rapid and substantial. See what our clients say about the value of working with UW-Stout MOC.

One Company at a Time

Your manufacturing operation is one of a kind, so why settle for cookie cutter solutions to the challenges you face? Throughout 33 northwestern Wisconsin counties, we roll up our sleeves to deliver services tailored to your specific circumstances. From process improvement to strategic direction, workforce training to tech implementation and so much more, we have what it takes to navigate your singular path to success.

Take the Next Step

UW-Stout has the experience, strategies, and tools to help you successfully navigate each stage of growth. We ask the right questions, work with you to define your goals, and customize a plan to keep you growing strong. Check out these business growth learning opportunities:

Lead Generation Service

UW-Stout MOC Lead Generation Service acts as an extension of your sales team, identifying and qualifying sales leads for revenue growth.
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ExporTech™ was designed specifically for manufacturers who need innovative ways to grow, and see international sales as part of the answer.
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MEP National Network™

NIST logoUniversity of Wisconsin-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center is part of the MEP National Network™ and NIST MEP in Wisconsin. The MEP National Network™ is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing. MEP Centers are located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and draw on the talents of over 1,400 trusted advisors and experts to provide assistance to small and midsize manufacturers.

Manufacturing Outreach Center

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TSI Power Successfully Obtains ISO 9001

TSI Power wanted to obtain an ISO 9001 registration. High-level decision makers were involved and needed assistance from UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center
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FreMarq Innovations is always looking for continuous improvement

The MOC helps FreMarq Innovations with continuous improvement.
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Rudy Rack needed the space to grow.

MOC helps Rudy Rack manage space for big growth.