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  • FairyStone Fabrics: Threading the Needle of Quality

    In the latest episode of Clocking In, Phil Mintz talks with Chris Rojas, the vice president of Fairystone Fabrics. Chris has been at Fairystone for over five years. He started as the plant manager and was later promoted to vice president. Chris is a part of the Wolfpack family and graduated from NC State with […]


  • MFGCON 21 Postponed

    After careful consideration and deliberation and listening to feedback from our clients, we have made the strategic decision to postpone our annual manufacturing conference, MFGCON 21. We want to hold the conference at a time where hopefully the chances of COVID-19 transmission are reduced. The new dates are March 24-25, 2022.


  • MNC Network and Community Forum

    The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is launching a new program called, “MNC Network and Community Forum” as a part of the MNC Network. This monthly virtual MNC Network Event is an open forum event that offers opportunities to learn more about topics relevant to manufacturers. Each event will also include networking time as […]


  • Innovation Management Workshop

    About this workshop: An innovation system could make your new year more profitable. We define innovation as commercializing a meaningfully unique idea that a customer will pay for. However, research has shown that only 10% of companies have an innovation strategy. Innovators have a return on sales twice as high as manufacturers that compete primarily […]


  • Aiming for Top Line Growth in a Mature Market

    For many companies, the mature market stage of the business cycle presents unique challenges. The strategies an organization employs during its growth stage might be quite different from the plans they make as a start-up. And while each phase can be complicated, the maturity stage can be particularly complex, especially if you’re aiming for top-line growth. […]


  • Million-Dollar Grant to Supercharge NC State’s PowerAmerica Initiative

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2016 United States Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews has announced that the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is one of five centers nationally to win a grant, worth $1 million over two years, from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). The grant program’s emphasis is on leveraging […]


  • MNC Network

    The MNC Network (formerly known as mfgNC Connections and MMIR) is a knowledge management and business-to-business hub for North Carolina’s vibrant manufacturing base. As part of the MNC Network, members receive: Free listing in the Manufactured in NC (MNC) database. Manufactured in North Carolina is a directory of manufacturers based in North Carolina. When a company enrolls in MNC, […]