MFG Day 2015

Spoonflower, a world leader in on-demand digital printing of custom fabric, will co-host an event celebrating MFG Day with Industry Expansion Solutions.

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mfgCON 2015

North Carolina’s premier conference for manufacturing innovation kicks off at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh on Oct. 20.
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ISO 9001:2015

Is your organization fully prepared for the new ISO 9001? We can help.
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Who We Are

Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) is the engineering-based, solutions-driven, client-focused unit of NC State University. Our broad portfolio and deep industry expertise help organizations grow, innovate and prosper. Our extensive partnerships with business, industry, education and government generate a unique culture of collaboration that provides access to cutting-edge expertise, research, and technology.

We serve clients at every level of their organization, no matter what the challenge. We focus on delivering practical and enduring results and equipping our clients to grow and lead. Since 2000, IES-led NCMEP efforts have resulted in $2.9 billion in economic benefit to the State of North Carolina.

IES offers a broad portfolio of solutions and expertise in many industry sectors. We can also tailor our solutions to your individual requirements.  If you don't find your industry listed in our solutions, contact us to see how we can design a solution customized to your organization's particular needs.

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Manufacturer's Resources

North Carolina businesses can take advantage of IES' role in administering the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP), a public-private operating alliance of state supported programs that work together to enhance the performance of the state’s small- to medium-sized manufacturers. Some of the program resources available are:


Fri 09

Lean Six Sigma Forum 2015 Raleigh

October 8 - October 9
Mon 12

Lean Healthcare 200H Charlotte

October 12 - October 13

What Does Modern Manufacturing Look Like?

Modern manufacturing isn’t what you think it is, and no company better illustrates that than textile Manufacturer Spoonflower. I spent some time in their facility during Manufacturing Week last week and got to hear about their R&D in this unique textile manufacturing operation.

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In the Race to Success, MWW Stays Ahead of Competition

MWW, Inc. needed to maintain its lightning-quick speed in which it produces and delivers made-on-demand products to its customers. NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) helped deliver a business assessment that illuminated areas where time and resources were being wasted. As a result, MWW identified more than $2.3 million in savings, attributable to improvements made after the assessment solution was implemented .

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