mfgCON 2017 Agenda Now Available

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IATF 16949

Currently certified to ISO/TS 16949? Need to transition to IATF 16949:2016? You must also comply with ISO 9001:2015. Make your transition smooth.


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Are you exposed to hazardous substances and involved in the clean-up, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste? Check out our 8-, 24- or 40-hour HAZWOPER courses.

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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 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.

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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:



Wed 28

OSHA #502 Surfside Beach

June 28 - June 30
Jul 10

OSHA #500 Greenville

July 10 - July 13
Jul 11

OSHA #511 Charleston, SC

July 11 - July 14
Jul 17

OSHA #2255 Raleigh

July 17 - July 20

MRL Helps Mining Develop New Technologies

The Mountain Xpress, Asheville’s weekly independent newspaper, profiled the Mineral Research Laboratory (MRL) as well as its Director, Dr. Robert Mensah-Biney, in an issue published earlier this year. In 2008, the MRL began a partnership with nearby UNC- Asheville to...

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Tips for Mentoring Employees, Part 1: What’s a Mentor?

What is Mentoring? Mentoring is when an experienced individual helps guide and develop the successes and goals of a less experienced person. In her article, How to Be an Amazing Mentor: 12 Ways to Make a Positive Impact on Others, Lindsay Kolowich describes the mentor...

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