Manufacturing Leadership Awards

NCMEP announces 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards at mfgCON.

Timer Pro Training

Become an internal expert in work measurements and the latest lean and continuous improvement tools.


Why Cybersecurity Matters

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

Governor Cooper gives opening remarks at #mfgCON2017

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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:



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OSHA #502 Raleigh

September 25 - September 27
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OSHA #7405 Irmo, SC

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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OSHA #7845 Irmo

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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OSHA #7105 Irmo (Columbia) SC

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pro Tip: Keep it in Neutral

Why it’s important: We all know that sitting at a desk all day isn’t great for your health. In fact, it’s been said that “sitting is the new smoking,” because a sedentary lifestyle has been linked to higher risks of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer...

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Celebrating NC Workers

Whew, Labor Day is over—with so much to squeeze into a three day weekend, I wasn’t sure I was going to come through unscathed! In the block of time between Friday and Monday, summer ended, white shoes got packed away, burgers and dogs were grilled and I made it to the Labor Day Mattress Blow-Out Sale before all the Queen Pillowtops were sold!

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Trainer Toolbox for September 2017

Being Prepared for Disasters New Safety and Health Resources on OSHA’s Website HAZWOPER FAQs Answered Here    FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.  ...

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