Manufacturing Outreach Center

Helping Northwestern Wisconsin manufacturers thrive through positive growth and sustainable profit.
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We're here for you.

The Discovery Center is following UW-Stout campus COVID-19 guidelines, safety requirements and meeting protocols (see latest updates). Discovery Center Staff is available during normal business hours, with limited on campus representation. Discovery Center visitors are allowed access to our offices by appointment only. 

Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday, dependent on building availability

Appointments can be set by contacting our offices:

Main office - 715-232-2397 or

  • including Center for Innovation & Development, Center for Limnological Research & Rehabilitation, EDA-University Center, FabLab, and Leadership Institute

Manufacturing Outreach Center - 866-880-2262 or

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs - 715-232-1126 or

Professional Education Programs & Services - 715-232-2793 or

Boost Your Strategic Planning.

Identify opportunities and challenges to start the discussion around the most important aspects across your business.

At your side.

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.

Start the Conversation

Contact UW-Stout MOC today. Call 715-232-2397 or submit an inquiry below.
"With the MOC, you don't just get what you pay for; you get much, much more!"
President Johnson Electric Coil, Antigo, WI

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.

Let's get to work...

Process Improvement

  Improve Your Process

   Strategic methods to smooth workflow, reduce production time and cost,
   improve quality, and much more.

Our process improvement strategies brought significant results for:
Schofield Enterprises  |  Thomas Precision  |  Nyhus Enterprises  |  Dillman Equipment

How do we do it?
With Process Improvement Opportunities that really work.

Business Growth

  Grow Your Business

   Expert guidance and tools to help you navigate each stage of your
   company's growth.

Our growth strategies are ready to move your company forward, just like:
Badger Mining  |  Coating Tech Slot Dies  |  Malco Products  |  Spectrum Industries 

How do we do it?
By offering extraordinary Learning Opportunities for Business Growth.

People Enrichment

  Enrich Your People

   Resources and learning opportunities to empower your workforce.

Our people enrichment offerings are already working for: 
Volm Companies  |  Dental Crafters

How do we do it?
Through People Enrichment Opportunities that truly unlock potential.

Product Development

  Develop Your Product

   Experienced guidance and resources for creators, innovators,
   visionaries, and inventors.

Product development help from UW-Stout MOC made the difference at: 
Malco Products  |  Tomahawk Live Trap 

How do we do it?
With Product Development Opportunities that embrace innovation.

...we now have a better perspective of our projects. MOC has done more than we could've asked for.
Eric Nyhus Owner, Nyhus Enterprises


NIST logoUniversity of Wisconsin-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center is the official representative 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.

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