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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.

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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.

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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...

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