mfgCON Call for Speakers

The 5th Annual MFGCON 2019 Call for Speakers is now open. We invite manufacturing industry professionals to submit speaking proposals for this year’s conference, to be held November 5-6, 2019 in Winston-Salem, NC.

Start Your Lean Journey Today

Take your business to new heights with IES Lean Solutions and build a better, customer-focused organization.

Upgraded OSHA Outreach Trainer Portal

Now live! Southeastern OTI Education Center at NC State is excited to announce a new OSHA Outreach Trainer Portal.

2018 OTI Course Calendar

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

NC State Is Extraordinary

NC State has always been an institution that thinks big and gets things done. That Think and Do spirit has been part of our DNA for more than 130 years, and it’s at the core of our Campaign.

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 range of assessments, a 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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Mon 25

OSHA #511 Irmo, SC

March 25, 2019 - March 28, 2019
Wed 27

OSHA #502 Charlotte

March 27, 2019 - March 29, 2019
Apr 02

OSHA #500 Raleigh

April 2, 2019 - April 5, 2019


What the Heck is a Spring Chicken Anyway?

While I’m not certain what a spring chicken is, it seems I am not one anymore. In fact, I recently read an article and discovered I am technically considered a member of the “older worker” demographic. I suppose that explains the constant barrage of AARP mailings and...

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Trainer Toolbox for March 2019

Lithium Battery Safety Controlling Silica  Protecting the Privacy of Workers Fall Safety  FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.     Lithium Battery...

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