2018 OTI Course Calendar

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

Manufacturing Leadership Awards

NCMEP announces 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards at mfgCON.

Why Cybersecurity Matters

Does your business comply with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act? See new Department of Defense cybersecurity requirements for businesses.

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Last month from NC State IES's Twitter via Hootsuite

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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See How Far We've Come


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OSHA #502 Raleigh

January 17 - January 19
Wed 17

OSHA #503 Greensboro

January 17 - January 19
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OSHA #511 Raleigh

January 23 - January 26


Supply Chain Mapping the Defense Sector in North Carolina

In a proactive response to changes in federal defense budgets, the North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (DIDI) was created in 2017. The initiative has been managed through a partnership between NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) and the...

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Two Novel Ideas for the New Year

Happy New Year! It’s Holli Singleton, your MESH spokesperson here wishing you a safe and prosperous 2018! As usual, my family celebrated the New Year by eating! And it’s the same every year—Grandmamma cooks the ham and my sisters and I bring the rest—collard greens,...

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Focus On… Working in cold weather

Did you know by taking very short steps and slowing your pace, your reaction time speeds up and makes you more able to recover when you start to slip and lose your balance? Wearing the right shoes, as you might have guessed, can also mean the difference between...

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