Performance Excellence Coaching

Interested in reducing operating costs, improving performance and operational discipline? The Baldrige Excellence Framework may be the road map to help attain your goals and advance your performance excellence journey.

Start Your Lean Journey Today

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

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.


Find a solution designed and customized to suit your unique industry 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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Tue 25

OSHA #2015 Raleigh

June 25, 2019 - June 28, 2019
Wed 26

OSHA #502 Swansboro

June 26, 2019 - June 28, 2019
Jul 09

OSHA #501 Charleston, SC

July 9, 2019 - July 12, 2019


2019 Baldrige Fall Conference

Join us for the premier, performance excellence conference for today’s leading-edge organizations and the people who come to network and learn from them. The 2019 Baldrige Fall Conference is a “must attend” event for business leaders who are looking for proven...

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Order in the House

A couple of months ago, my husband and I decided to renovate our kitchen. I’ve watched a lot of HGTV, so I know a thing or two about how to make this happen. All we needed to do was pick out the countertops, cabinets, hardware, sink, fixtures, appliances, flooring and...

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Focus On… Warm Weather Pests

The warmer weather is indicative of many things: afternoons by the pool, cookouts with family and friends and memorable vacations. The heat also brings animals out. Some critters are harmless, but others can be potentially deadly. Ticks, spiders and snakes are...

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