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  • IES: Health Care Hero

    IES was recently recognized by Triangle Business Journal as a “Health Care Hero.” We were chosen from a pool of nominees whose applications were submitted online for consideration. The winners, in multiple categories, include doctors, nurses, volunteers and organizations. All the TBJ Health Care Heroes were honored at an awards dinner on March 16 at […]

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  • Small business – runner up: Dollars in collars

    IES-client and Union County’s 2 Hounds Design recently received recognition as BusinessNC’s 2016 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR RUNNER-UP. Company founder and President Alisha Navarro was profiled on BusinessNC’s website. Navarrro started 2 Hounds Design in 2003 with $500 and a sewing machine and grew to employs 36 people at the Monroe plant making dog collars and harnesses. The story also highlighted how IES […]

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  • Statesville composite manufacturer achieves AS 9100C registration; ready to expand into aerospace industry

    Highland Composites, a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturer of composites structures in Statesville, recently attained their AS 9100C registration which is an aerospace standard based on ISO 9001 quality management system requirements. Highland Composites is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Highland Industries that was formed in 2013 to focus on the composites products. With the achievement of AS 9100C registration, Highland Composites will enter the aerospace market as a preferred supplier.

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  • IES Partners with TNCPE to Strengthen NCAfE Awards

    NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) has announced a strategic partnership with the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) to administer the State Excellence Award as part of the North Carolina Awards for Excellence (NCAfE) program. IES has been the administrative home of the NCAfE program since 2001, and partnering with TNCPE will ensure organizations […]

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  • Million-Dollar Grant to Supercharge NC State’s PowerAmerica Initiative

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2016 United States Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews has announced that the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is one of five centers nationally to win a grant, worth $1 million over two years, from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). The grant program’s emphasis is on leveraging […]

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  • Don’t Let Your First TRIO EOC Grant Award Be Your Last

    This month, the US Department of Education announced the awardees of the $48 million TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) program grant. Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) congratulates the universities, colleges, and corporations across 42 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico that will use these funds to guide and assist adult participants in enrolling in […]

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  • Announcing IES Instructional Design Services

    Instructional design makes learning more efficient, effective, and appealing to learners, through experiences like custom e-learning and blended learning experiences. The IES IDS team aims to deliver robust content and engaging course materials that can help organizations introduce new processes, educate their workforces, transform their company cultures, enhance performance and communicate change.

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