Archive - Tag: Manufacturing | NC State Industry Expansion Solutions


  • Supply Chain Mapping the Defense Sector in North Carolina

    In a proactive response to changes in federal defense budgets, the North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (DIDI) was created in 2017. The initiative has been managed through a partnership between NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) and the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NCDMVA), and funded through a grant awarded by the United […]

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  • mfgCON 2017

    MFGCON IS BACK FOR ITS THIRD YEAR! mfgCON is North Carolina’s premiere conference for manufacturing and innovation, powered by Business North Carolina magazine and the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership. On September 19-20, manufacturers from across North Carolina will converge in Winston-Salem at the Benton Convention Center to share best practices, practical advice, and helpful […]

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  • Have a “Made in NC” Easter

    We have a saying around here that in NC, we make everything from tortilla chips to microchips, and one of my favorite activities is helping people discover all the amazing products that are made in North Carolina. With Easter around the corner, let’s focus on how to have a celebration that is made in North Carolina.

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  • mfgCON 2016: What We Learned and Who We Recognized

    The theme of mfgCON 2016 could easily have been “Modern Manufacturing Challenges and How to Meet Them.” In between sessions and during networking coffee breaks over October 18 and 19, I heard folks talking with their peers about pressing issues like employee retention, digital disruptors, and creating culture shift—mfgCON creates a unique space in which we can not only learn about the challenges facing our sector, but really bounce ideas off of one another and hear what has worked, and what hasn’t.

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  • mfgCON 2016

    About: mfgCON 2016, North Carolina’s premier conference for manufacturing innovation, kicks off in Raleigh on October 18, 2016, with two full days of presentations and breakout sessions designed for maximum exposure to the newest ideas, and best tools and resources in manufacturing. Professionals from best-in-class companies – like large OEMs, small suppliers, and emerging makers […]

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  • MPP Certificate Program

    A Growing Plastics Industry The plastics industry is the third largest manufacturing segment in the US, employing 1.4 million people and contributing $456 billion to the economy. Despite the size and value of the industry, educational programs for employees in plastics can be hard to locate and may often feel disjointed. They can range from […]

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  • What Does Modern Manufacturing Look Like?

    Modern manufacturing isn’t what you think it is, and no company better illustrates that than textile manufacturer Spoonflower. IES spent some time in their facility during Manufacturing Week last week and got to hear about their R&D in this unique textile manufacturing operation.

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