Mainebiz highlights AMC’s role helping manufacturers during pandemic

The University of Maine Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) was touted in a Mainebiz story for its collaboration with the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Manufacturers Association of Maine to help area businesses recover during the pandemic. “COVID has put many manufacturers in a difficult situation. They wish to keep workers safe but still need to keep their staff at efficient levels and production on track to meet yearly targets,” said AMC director John Belding. “Many don’t have the time and resources to keep pace with the changing COVID best practices. This consortium will use all of our combined expertise to give Maine manufacturers that upper edge to be both safe and efficient during these difficult times.” The AMC offers engineering services for businesses seeking to develop custom solutions to technical challenges. It has state-of-the-art services and equipment for product and process development. The AMC also can expand its range of expertise by working with UMaine engineering faculty or other university research centers, according to the story.