The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence dba Manex was formed 25 years ago as a nonprofit 501c3 corporation to partner with the US Department of Commerce as an NGO Manufacturing Extension Center under NIST MEP.   Today we also work hand in glove with the California Manufacturing Network to bring all possible resources to drive manufacturing success throughout the State.

Our mission is simple; Grow manufacturing and manufacturing jobs.  We are economic developers focused on manufacturing and manufacturing supply chains.  We come from real world manufacturing with successful Strategy, Planning and OE backgrounds.

You have found your way to the Manex website via a telephone call from one of our Appointment Setters, or through your own search, social media, a friends referral, client referral, or you met a Manex speaker, consultant or team member at an event, summit or tradeshow.  We welcome your follow up.  Enjoy the website, the blog, the videos and the real life stories.  If you have a question, please let us know.

Working Hand in Hand to Improve ROI for Manufacturing Companies in the Greater Bay Area and Sacramento Regions

In the previous Fiscal Year, our team completed 91 projects with 76 different manufacturing firms. We worked hand in hand with each firm to: Increase Competitiveness, Reduce Cost, Reduce Risk, Grow Sales, Retain Sales, Develop Winning Strategies,  Gain Quality Certifications and Food Safety Certifications, Evaluate and test potential Employees, Retain Employees with improved Team Dynamics and Outcomes, Invest in ERP and other Software, Move, Layout and Invest in Capital Equipment.   Success Story Videos

We Teach, Advise, Connect, Coach, Mentor

You are in charge of your future; you are in charge of your strategy.  We teach, advise, connect, coach, mentor, and provide tools and case studies from our expert team as well as the National MEP Network and the California Manufacturing Network.

A majority of our projects in the prior Fiscal Year had some form of financial assistance.  These included the State of California ETP funds with whom we have partnered with since our inception.  In addition, we are pleased to announce a continuation of a Minority and Women Owned Manufacturing grant from the State of California in 2020.  These are offsets to our work with clients, and not direct financial grants.

In 2020 we are offering  5 competitive pro bono grants to firms under 25 employees who wish to have help with a business assessment and a short form three-year plan. For more information contact Michael Shabaka, 925-807-5100 or

The Manex team brings an average of 20 years private industry experience to provide a powerful depth and breadth of business know-how. We are recognized for our strategic, enterprise-level expertise and extensive front-line manufacturing and distribution experience.

A Track Record of Success

Our client case studies and success stories are well documented. Independent client surveys ensure full accountability and a performance scorecard of certified value for our customers.

With our roots in manufacturing, our active participation in MEP and a longstanding dedication to knowledge transfer and implementation, we have a continued commitment to develop and deliver services that help you thrive in a globally competitive environment.

Manex has provided training programs in San Francisco. SF Bay Area. San Francisco Bay Area. South San Francisco. San Bruno. Santa Clara. Palo Alto. Redwood City. Daly City. Santa Clara. Concord. San Jose. Fremont. Hayward. San Leandro. Oakland. Berkeley. Alameda. Richmond. Marin. San Rafael. Petaluma. Benicia. American Canyon. Santa Rosa. Napa. Sonoma. Novato. Fairfield. Vacaville. Dixon. Davis. Woodland. Sacramento. West Sacramento. Roseville. Rancho Cordova. El Dorado Hills. Silicon Valley. Tri-Valley. East Bay. North Bay.

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