Welcome to the Industrial Extension Service, the arm of North Carolina State University that supports North Carolina business in the workplace – in the office, on the factory floor or in the hospital.
We can help your company stay abreast of the latest technologies and best practices in both engineering and business management. Ultimately, we aim to help you increase productivity, efficiency, quality, and, as a result, profits. We place your success first.
Our extensive products and services can be combined in a unique package to get your company the desired results as quickly as possible. Our toolbox includes lean enterprise and quality initiatives such as ISO management systems and Six Sigma, environmental, safety and health management. See what real companies with real issues have to say about us.
In an independent survey, our clients reported that our services have been worth more than $500 million to North Carolina. By the end of 2009, we generated $1 billion in wealth for the state in a campaign we called 1B4NC. In 2010 we celebrated manufacturing with the Manufacturing Makes It Real tour, a statewide bus tour with a tractor trailer full of donated "Made in NC" items.
We are continuing the spirit of the tour in 2011 with the Manufacturing Makes It Real Network, giving manufacturers a voice, business connections, and access to the services provided by IES and NC State University.
The Industrial Extension Service, 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 is still the same. Find the IES specialist serving your community and get started. We look forward to working with you.
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.
To make North Carolina number one in every market IES serves.
- Integrity: We demand honesty, mutual respect, team work and delivering on commitments
- Fearless: 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