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 processgrow your businessenrich 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.

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.

Upcoming Events & Programming


8 - Leadership Driven Employee Retention (webinar)
30 - ExporTech (starts) - APPLY TODAY!
31 - Training Within Industry - Pierce & St. Croix Co


12 - Plant Layout (webinar)
29 - Training Within Industry - Barron Co


10 - Nordbo Robotics (webinar)
24-25 - ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training - SOLD OUT!
TBD - WI Manufacturing Report


14 - Manufacturing Leadership Series (webinar)


12 - State of WI Manufacturing (webinar)


TBD - PCQI Training

March 2024

5-6 - ISO 13485:2016 Internal Auditor Training

May 2024

7-8 - ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

Ongoing Programming

Business Discovery

Automation Advisor

Contact Us

Contact UW-Stout MOC today, call 715-232-2397 or submit an inquiry.

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.

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