mfgCON 2016

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Strategic Positioning

Ensure you have the right business strategies in place for action and results.
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Innovation Management

Back by popular demand.  Innovation Management workshops. A “must-have” for business growth.
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Who We Are

Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) is the engineering-based, solutions-driven, client-focused unit of NC State University. 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:



Aug 01

Defense Trade Show

August 1 @ 10:15 am - 3:30 pm
Aug 03

OSHA #502 Surfside Beach

August 3 - August 5
Aug 03

IES’s Phil Mintz featured in PNC newsletter

Industry Expansion Solutions’ Interim Executive Director, Phil Mintz, is featured in a PNC newsletter this week discussing how progressive business decisions expand continuous improvement in ways that help sustain long-term profitability and growth. “We,...

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