North Carolina’s premiere conference for manufacturing and innovation is back! Registration available soon.

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.

NCAfE is building a strong, professional, and diverse board of examiners to evaluate businesses and organizations throughout the region.

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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 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 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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OSHA #500 Greensboro

March 20 - March 23


International Standards Organization Unveils ISO 45001

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has recently released the new ISO 45001 standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS). Published on March 12, 2018, the new ISO 45001 provides a framework to improve employee safety,...

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Focus On… the 2018 National Safety Stand-Down

According to OSHA, fatalities caused by falls from elevation accounted for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016. The National Safety Stand-Down aims to end these preventable fatalities and injuries through fall hazard awareness. During the 2018...

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March Madness Takes on Whole New Meaning

The NCAA and 64 college teams think they have ownership of “March Madness,” but I’m here to tell you my family is knee-deep in March Madness and it has nothing to do with basketball!  You would think we would have adjusted by now, but my entire household is still...

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