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  • OSHA Revises Coronavirus Enforcement Policies

    OSHA has issued a new guidance listing steps employers can follow to implement social (physical) distancing in the workplace as employees return to work. As states lift restrictions and more employees start heading back to work, it is important for employers to help protect workers from exposure to the coronavirus during these unprecedented times. Social […]

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  • NCAfE Welcomes Examiners for the 2020 Award Cycle

    The North Carolina Awards for Excellence (NCAfE) welcomes 11 examiners for the 2020 award cycle. Six are new examiners and five are returning to the program from the prior year.   These examiners come from nine different organizations across NC, including Wake Forest University, the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority, First Citizens Bank, Carolina Donor, Western Governors […]

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  • Industry Expansion Solutions helping fight the COVID-19 virus

    In mid-March, NC State’s Phil Mintz received a request from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) asking for “volunteers who can donate and provide and/or produce within two weeks large-scale quantities of critical supplies to help the nation respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Since then, his phone hasn’t stopped ringing. Read the full article here.

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  • Local manufacturers to produce health care gear

    NCMEP partners NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES), the Economic Development Partnership of NC (EDPNC) and the Manufacturing Solutions Center have all stepped up and joined forces with a group of manufacturing companies and nonprofit organizations to assist with the manufacturing of personal protective equipment in response to #COVID19. Read the full article here.  

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  • 2020 mfgCON Call for Speakers

    Are you eager to share your best practices and industry expertise with North Carolina manufacturers? We are looking for new ideas and speakers to present thought-leading and inspiring sessions to give our manufacturing attendees the best professional education in the industry. We are seeking speakers to present at the 6th annual 2020 mfgCON on November […]

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  • NC State Researchers Create Alternative to Crucial Aircraft Part

    Researchers at NC State College of Engineering have created an alternative to the current aluminum leading edges of aircraft wings. It’s a hybrid material they call, infused composite metal foam (CMF). Afsaneh Rabiei, the author of a paper on the work and a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at NC State. says, “Aluminium is […]

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  • FMEA Revision – AIAG VDA FMEA 1st Edition

    Automotive suppliers to both German and North American Automotive OEMs will find it easier to meet FMEA customer requirements in the future with a new industry handbook that combines the best practices of both into one guide. That’s right! Creating an AIAG FMEA 4th Edition for American OEMs and VDA 6.3 FMEA for German OEMs […]

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  • IES Awarded Research Project by NCDOT

    Raleigh, N.C., August 5, 2019 –NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) today announced it has been awarded $94K for a research project funded by the Research & Development Unit of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The project, titled “Integrating Supply Chain with Transportation Infrastructure Data for Enhanced Planning Capabilities” will merge existing DoD supply […]

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