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About Us

Welcome to the NC State University Industrial Extension Service!  

The Industrial Extension Service (IES), the first of its kind in the United States, was established in 1955 to help North Carolina industries grow and prosper. More than 50 years later, our mission remains the same. As an outreach and extension organization affiliated with the NC State College of Engineering, we support industry and business in the workplace – whether that's in the office, on the factory floor, at a hospital, inside a government facility, or on the job site.

Our tailored solutions, university and community connections, and engineering know-how can help your company stay abreast of the latest technologies, and best practices in engineering and business management. Ultimately, our aim is to help you increase productivity, efficiency, safety and quality. As a result, your profits rise and your business thrives. At IES, your success comes first. 

Our expertise includes Lean enterprise and quality initiatives such as ISO management systems and Six Sigma, environmental and energy concerns, and safety and health management. Read about some of our greatest successes here.

Speak to your IES regional manager today to find out what we can do for you. Together, let's make North Carolina better.

Our Mission

We engineer success for North Carolina business one solution at a time by understanding our partners, building long term relationships, crafting meaningful sustainable solutions and inspiring continuous learning.

Our Vision

To make North Carolina number one in every market IES serves.

Our Values

  • Integrity: We demand honesty, mutual respect, team work and delivering on commitments
  • Fearlessness: Support for innovation and its risks
  • Customer first: Our clients are why we exist
  • Tradition: We bridge university resources to industry needs
  • Passion: We are committed to service