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May 2022

Southeast Region Federal and Defense Textile Summit

May 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - May 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Charlotte Charlotte, NC United States

This Summit connects US Department of Defense clothing and individual equipment buyers and requirements officials with textile manufacturers, supply chain, research and development, testing, workforce development and academic resources from across the southeast United States.  All manufacturers of textile-based clothing, footwear, equipment and soldier systems – and their supply chain, workforce and R&D resources – should attend this Summit.

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Automation/Collaborative Robotics Introduction and Overview Webinar

May 26, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you thought about robotics and/or automation but are concerned about the cost or technical hurdles of implementation? Some solutions may be closer than you think. Join us on May 26 at 11 a.m. for the cost-free Automation/Collaborative Robotics Introduction and Overview webinar.  Bill Iacovelli, Extension Specialist for NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) and Ravindra Aggarwal, Engineering Manager, Consolidated Metco, Inc. Iacovelli assists organizations in developing systematic, long-term Lean implementation and leadership programs. He also trains and develops Lean…

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June 2022

OPPORTUNITIES 2022 Conference

June 6, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 31 Woodfin St
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Making Dollars and Sense Selling to the Government The US Government alone spends more than $665 billion annually for various products and services, yet each year, thousands of contracts bypass small businesses that do not know how federal, state, and local governments buy. The Opportunities 2022 trade show and conference is your chance to learn how to tap into this lucrative market. It will also feature information on NC and SC contracting opportunities resulting from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Market…

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American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative

June 7, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The House Manufacturing Caucus is partnering with the American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative (AMCC) for a briefing entitled National and Regional Tactics to Strengthen the American Manufacturing Workforce on Tuesday, June 7, from 2-3pm EDT. To RSVP, submit this form. We will hear from national and regional leaders engaged in collaborations between industry, government, and labor to strengthen the manufacturing workforce. With technology changing rapidly and manufacturing job openings at record levels, the future of this sector depends on effective, synergistic strategies at the federal,…

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Timeout for Safety: June 15, 2022

June 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for the upcoming Timeout for Safety virtual discussion sessions. 30-minute sessions are open forums so whether you want to inquire about safety topics or just want to pop in and say “Hello!” all are welcome! Get updates on upcoming sessions by subscribing to SafetyGuardian or Timeout for Safety »   

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Managing the Multigenerational Workplace webinar

June 22, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Are you prepared to manage the new generation of workers? Millennials are now the largest group of employees in the U.S., but they’re not the only ones who have entered the workforce. Learn about the new generation of workers and what employers should do to manage them effectively.

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North Carolina Defense Manufacturing Support Community Program Innovator Showcase

June 27, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In 2021, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) awarded North Carolina State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) one of five grants under the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program (NC DMCSP). The NC DMCSP aims to make long-term investments in critical skills, facilities, workforce development, research and development, and advanced textiles/autonomous wearables and targeted infrastructure technologies to support the survivability, performance, and lethality of warfighters and warfighter systems. By continuously expanding the number of collaborating…

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Introduction to Multiple Award Contract Vehicles (Virtual) – June

June 28, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

This June session provides information about and discussion of the government’s use of Multiple-Award, Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity contracts for supplies, services and construction.

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Business NC Virtual Manufacturing Roundtable

June 28, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

It’s an understatement to say that manufacturing is a vital part of the North Carolina economy. North Carolina manufacturers produced $92.54 worth of goods in 2021, accounting for 17.2 percent of the state's total economic output. As of April 2022, North Carolina had 471,500 active workers in manufacturing, making it one of the top employers in the state. Average annual wages for manufacturing workers in North Carolina totaled $74,227 in 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Major North…

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