mfgCON 2016

North Carolina’s premier conference for manufacturing innovation. Oct 18 and 19. Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Effective Problem Solving

Use a cross-function team approach to learn a systematic way to solve problems within an organization

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Lean for Healthcare

Attention Healthcare providers! Want to get started with Lean? Check out our Lean Healthcare 200H course.

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Services and Solutions

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


Every industry is different. Find a solution designed 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 unit of NC State University. 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.

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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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Talking Safety on the Farm

“Farm life” can evoke an image of fresh air, unrestricted spaces and rewarding hard work.  Yet, farming ranks among the most dangerous industries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that agricultural workers have a fatality rate seven times higher than all...

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