Call for Speakers

Become a thought leader. Share your insights, knowledge and experience. The call for speakers for mfgCON 2018 is now open!


North Carolina’s premiere conference for manufacturing and innovation is back! Registration available soon.

2018 OTI Course Calendar

Plan for next year’s professional development today. Our 2018 Southeastern OTI Education Center course calendar is now available.

Why Cybersecurity Matters

Does your business comply with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act? See new Department of Defense cybersecurity requirements for businesses.

Services and Solutions

Enhance growth, improve productivity, reduce costs, lower risk and expand capacity.


Every industry is different. Find a solution designed and customized to suit your needs.

Training and Courses

Unparalleled training and educational programs with multiple ways to learn and grow.

Who We Are

Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) is the engineering-based, solutions-driven, client-focused extension unit of NC State's College of Engineering. Our broad portfolio of solutions 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.

Read the IES fact sheet.
Check out our interactive, overview brochure.
Read our Annual Report.
Explore A Day in the Life of IES.
See How Far We've Come


Fri 27

OSHA #503 Irmo, SC

April 25 - April 27
May 01

OSHA #2264 Raleigh

May 1 - May 4
May 01

OSHA #502 Charlotte

May 1 - May 3


Grayson Wins Outstanding Extension Service Award

Kevin Grayson, Assistant Director of Technology Management, Industry Expansion Solutions (IES), is one of thirteen recipients of North Carolina State University’s Outstanding Extension Service Award (OESA) for 2018. Awarded annually, OESA acknowledges outstanding...

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Quality, All Day

Southbend was subject to lengthy third-party inspection of its export products, resulting in sluggish shipping times and dissatisfied customers. IES Solution: ISO 9001 certification

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Solving the Student Success Equation

As mentioned in our last blog, The Perfect Equation : Student Support + Grants = Success, grants can be catalysts for implementing innovative student support strategies at your college. If you’re interested in how grant funding can advance your student support...

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