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2021 Coolest Thing Made in NC Contest

To celebrate the excellence of North Carolina manufacturing and all the North Carolina products born out of creativity and innovation, the NC Chamber hosts the annual Coolest Thing Made in NC Contest. This year there are 68 nominees competing for the honor to be named the coolest product in North Carolina.

E-23: Textiles Continues To Evolve As A Powerful NC Industry

In this episode we discuss the solutions NCSU Wilson College of Textiles provides for North Carolina manufacturers with Melissa Sharp.

Industry Expansion Solutions Leads Local Businesses to Success

NC State’s Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) helps North Carolina businesses face challenges head-on, offering engineering-based expertise that sparks success.

MFGCON 2021 Conference

North Carolina’s premier manufacturing conference will be held November 3-4, 2021. The conference will feature the most up-to-date and relevant topics from North Carolina’s most influential manufacturing thought leaders.

What Does Biden’s American Jobs Plan Mean for Manufacturers?…

Yesterday from NC State IES's Twitter via Hootsuite Inc.

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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. Learn more about who we are »

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Industry Expansion Solutions Leads Local Businesses to Success

Read the NC State University – Centennial Campus News article detailing how NC State Industry Expansion Solutions helps North Carolina businesses face challenges head-on by offering engineering-based expertise and training, which leads to success. Read Article »




NCDIDI Success Story

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Oct 13

Timeout for Safety: October 13, 2021

October 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Oct 15

Timeout for Safety: October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Nov 03

MFGCON 2021 Manufacturing Conference

November 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am - November 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm




MNC Network and Community Forum

The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is launching a new program called, “MNC Network and Community Forum” as a part of the MNC Network. This monthly virtual MNC Network Event is an open forum event that offers opportunities to learn more...

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What is lean? How is it defined?

If you were to search the term “lean”, I am pretty sure you would find a plethora of definitions with regards to what lean is and how to implement or utilize its principles. For example, you may hear or read phrases like “minimizing waste,” “maximizing customer...

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