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  • North Carolina State University Industry Expansion Solutions Receives $5 Million Dollar Grant from the Department of Defense

    On August 13, 2021, the Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC), following a competitive selection process, announced that the state of North Carolina was selected to receive the designation as one of five “Defense Manufacturing Communities” in the nation during FY2020. On September 22, 2021, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office […]

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  • Western Star’s 49X Vocational Truck Wins Coolest Thing Made in NC

    On October 1st, the results for the NC Chamber’s Coolest Thing Made in NC contest were revealed and the Western Star 49X Vocational Truck, manufactured in Cleveland, N.C. was voted the Coolest Thing Made in NC. The online contest began with 68 nominees, and after three rounds of public voting totaling 41,700 votes, the Western […]

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  • MFGCON 21 Postponed

    After careful consideration and deliberation and listening to feedback from our clients, we have made the strategic decision to postpone our annual manufacturing conference, MFGCON 21. We want to hold the conference at a time where hopefully the chances of COVID-19 transmission are reduced. The new dates are March 24-25, 2022.

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  • MNC Network and Community Forum

    The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is launching a new program called, “MNC Network and Community Forum” as a part of the MNC Network. This monthly virtual MNC Network Event is an open forum event that offers opportunities to learn more about topics relevant to manufacturers. Each event will also include networking time as […]

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  • Return to Face-to-Face Classes

    After over a year of exclusively delivering virtual courses, NC State IES and the Southeastern OSHA Training Institute Education Center is preparing to phase in in-person classroom courses at the beginning of June. For those who feel comfortable with joining us for in-person courses, IES instructors and staff are preparing to take the necessary precautions […]

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  • COVID-19 Vaccination Tax Credit Now Available for Manufacturers

    Manufacturing is the backbone of North Carolina’s workforce accounting for nearly 17% of North Carolina’s total output and employing 12.4% of our state’s workforce. However, manufacturing has been hit hard due to the pandemic. With the widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines, North Carolina manufacturers have the opportunity to ensure a safer, healthier and more productive […]

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  • You’re Invited to Meet With Your Congressional Representative, Virtually

    Please join us for Hill Day 2021 Please join us in speaking with your district’s congressional representative (or office staff member) about your involvement with the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) program administered by NC State’s Industry Expansion Solutions. We’ll share a list of projects completed in your district and outline the economic impact […]

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