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  • IES Marketing Delivers New, Interactive Healthcare Solutions Brochure

    The Industry Expansion Solution’s Marketing Department has released a new, interactive Lean Healthcare brochure which allows clients and potential clients to learn detailed information about Lean Healthcare solutions from IES. The new brochure was developed to align with growing consumer consumption of digital media on mobile devices. The new brochure puts the Lean Healthcare lineup at […]


  • State Uses SAAB To Announce Military Help Grant

    North Carolina military officials used a Lillington manufacturing site Thursday to announce the receipt of a grant that will be used to help businesses and industries impacted by reductions in defense spending throughout North Carolina.

    North Carolina Veterans and Military Affairs Secretary Larry Hall was at SAAB Barracuda in Lillington to announce North Carolina’s winning of a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.


  • Lending a helping hand

    When Kyle Martin needed help with a redesign of the office space in the manufacturing plant he oversees, he knew where to turn.

    Martin, who is vice president and general manager of Electroswitch Electronic Products’ Raleigh manufacturing facility, turned to Industry Expansion Solutions (IES), the College’s extension unit serving manufacturers, healthcare providers, government agencies and service sector companies across North Carolina. The son of an NC State engineer, Martin had long been familiar with IES and has used its services previously in past positions.


  • Grant Funds Solutions for N.C. Defense Sector

    NC State’s Industry Expansion Solutions and the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will team up to help defense-related businesses diversify or expand into new markets. The effort is funded by a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.


  • On-line registration for mfgCON 2017 is now open

    Business North Carolina and the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) announce that on-line registration for mfgCON 2017 is now open. The state’s largest manufacturing conference, dedicated to providing maximum exposure to the newest ideas, best tools and resources in manufacturing, will be held from September 19-20, 2017 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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.