Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Illinois


  • David Boulay, President
  • Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC)
  • 1501 W Bradley Ave,
  • Peoria, IL 61625
  • Phone: (888) 806-4632
  • Fax: 309/677-3289
  • TDD:
  • Email: info@imec.org
  • Website: imec.org

Purpose of the Program

IMEC was established in 1996 with the goal of improving the productivity and competitiveness of Illinois’ small and mid-sized manufacturing firms. A non-profit economic development organization, IMEC is funded in part by the National Institute of Standards and Technology/ Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and through fees paid by Illinois manufacturers for IMEC”s services. IMEC has 13 offices statewide and 35 full-time manufacturing improvement specialists.

Who is Eligible

This program is for manufacturers.

Application Process

Interested parties should contact the Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC).

Availability of Funds

How Funds are to be used

Types of Assistance

Technical Assistance, Grants, Referral, consulting

Year Program was established

1996