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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 […]


  • Advanced Technological Education Coordination Network

    NC State University’s Industry Expansion Solutions (IES), the administrator for the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP), today announced it has received a grant to establish a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education Coordination Network (ATE-CN) to develop and advance technician training at the convergence of robotics/automation and cybersecurity. With more and more manufacturing […]


  • MNC Network Webinar Series: Game Changing Innovation

    The COVID-19 pandemic has many business leaders adjusting and adapting to a new business environment. They realize that continuing “business as usual” is not sustainable when trying to meet requirements or future market needs. As a result, many have adapted and entered new markets or pursued different business models—innovation has become front and center. What […]


  • MNC Network Webinar Series: OSHA Guidance During Covid-19

    Pandemic illness may present an on-going threat to your company. Understanding how to maintain normal business operations while ensuring worker protection from the spread of illness is critical. Join us as we take a look at some of OSHA’s guidance as it relates to infectious disease and workplace safety. This webinar will be presented by […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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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