IES turns 60

Since 1955, IES has been helping its clients find and enjoy success.

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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:


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OSHA #521 Raleigh

August 31 - September 3
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OSHA #502 Irmo

September 16 - September 18

ISO 9001 and 14001 Standard Changes

Each ISO standard is reviewed every five years to determine if an update is required for it to remain relevant for the marketplace. This fall, ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) are being updated. If you are certified to either standard, you will need to get up to speed on the revisions in order to maintain your certification.

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Mertek Customer Success Story

Sanford-based manufacturer Mertek designs and builds all kinds of machines. Its clients are other manufacturers around the world, who in turn use those machines to produce products ranging from cosmetics to vodka, intake manifolds to sprinkler systems.

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mfgCON 2015

Manufacturers around the state and region are registering for mfgCON 2015, the inaugural manufacturing conference of the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP). The gathering will be held October 20 and 21 at the McKimmon Center for Extension & Continuing Education on the NC State University campus in Raleigh.

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