We Are IES

We offer a broad portfolio of solutions across multiple industries to help organizations grow, innovate and prosper.

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Professional Development Hours

Don’t postpone your Professional Development Hours

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HAZWOPER for Environmental Professionals

Meets the annual refresher requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 specific to Environmental Professionals.

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Today's the 225th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton’s report on manufacturing to Congress. A modern-day look back: bit.ly/2hbcw0L

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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 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:



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Building community, and a townhouse, through service

The harmony of hammering, the screeching of sawing wood, and loud ladder climbing aren’t sounds normally heard at the IES office on NC State’s Centennial Campus.  But those noises became the soundtrack for numerous staff who spent two days outdoors recently, on a...

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Three Ways That eLearning Saves Money

eLearning is convenient and highly engaging. But did you ever consider that implementing eLearning might positively affect your bottom line? Here’s how. 1 - Onboard New Employees More Efficiently The onboarding and orientation process for new hires can consume quite a...

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Trainer Toolbox for November 2016

A collection of everything that’s new for safety trainers! Included in this edition:   Impressive Videos from WorkSafeBC Find an Authorized OSHA Trainer - Coming Soon! Last day to submit OSHA Card requests in 2016    FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers:...

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