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NCMEP LogoThe North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is the state network in North Carolina for the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) which is part of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). MEP is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing. NCMEP is administered by NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) and partners with the North Carolina Community College System, NCWorks Customized Training, the Economic Development Partnership of NC, the Polymers Center of Excellence, the Manufacturing Solutions Center, Hangar6, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Industrial Solutions Lab and NC State University Wilson College of Textiles.

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Manufactured in North CarolinaManufactured in North Carolina (MNC) is a database of North Carolina manufacturers. Manufacturers can register for free to expand their visibility, reach potential customers and provide new supply chain solutions for manufacturers in the state. Through funding via the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership supplier matching services are available to find local, regional and national vendors at no cost.
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OSHA Logo NarrowNC State Industry Expansion Solutions and The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services have partnered to offer OSHA training throughout the states in Region IV since 2008. We are an OSHA-authorized provider of trainer courses, standards and technical courses, as well as two safety certificate programs. We provide the US Department of Labor OSHA Outreach Training Train-the-Trainer Program, OSHA’s primary means of training employees in the basics of occupational safety and health. Courses are available for construction, general industry, food and beverage manufacturing and disaster site safety.

Southeastern OSHA Training Institute Education Center



MRL LogoThe Minerals Research Laboratory (MRL) is a world leader in research, development and implementation of mineral processing techniques. MRL is part of the North Carolina State University College of Engineering, under the management of the Industry Expansion Solutions. The main focus of the Minerals Research Laboratory research is the beneficiation of industrial minerals—that is, deriving and exploiting minerals for the benefit of commerce and industry. MRL’s experience in industrial minerals is unmatched by any university laboratory in the United States.

The NC State University Minerals Research Laboratory



DII Logo StackedThe NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions Defense Industry Initiatives division supports efforts to strengthen state and federal collaborations in military and defense infrastructure, military and defense industry, and public, private and social sector partnerships in all communities across the state of North Carolina.

The Defense Industry Initiatives team focuses on:

  • Manufacturing and modernization
  • Ideation and product development
  • Entrepreneurship and commercialization
  • Workforce development
  • Defense manufacturing advocacy and outreach

Defense Industry Initiatives



North Carolina Award for Excellence Program LogoThe North Carolina Award for Excellence Program (NCAfE) is based upon the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and is the top state-level recognition presented to an organization that has demonstrated, through its practices and achievements, the highest level of performance excellence by applying the principles of the Baldrige Excellence Framework.

North Carolina Awards for Excellence (NCAfE)



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