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Marshall University's Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is partnering with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at The Ohio State University's South Centers in Piketon, Ohio, as a service provider for manufacturers and other businesses in southeast Ohio. As an official partner, RCBI’s shared manufacturing equipment, design engineering services, prototyping, 3D printing, quality management training and other specialized training will be available to manufacturers and businesses who work with Ohio State’s MEP in Piketon. “We are happy to be part of the impressive network of partners The Ohio State University’s MEP has built to support manufacturers and entrepreneurs,” said Charlotte Weber, RCBI Director & CEO. Ryan Mapes, OSU’s Endeavor Center manager and program leader, said: “Formalizing the partnership with RCBI broadens service offerings through our MEP and ultimately benefits the manufacturing companies of Southeastern Ohio. The convenient access to RCBI’s depth of experience and affordable rates for its design assistance, equipment and technology makes this partnership a valuable addition to our network.” Ohio manufacturers that want to take advantage of RCBI services should make arrangements through the MEP at Ohio State by emailing Ryan Mapes at email@example.com.