The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is a proven resource as a public-private operating alliance of state supported programs, working together to help manufacturing companies become operationally efficient and well positioned to grow profitably. Through combined resources and collaboration efforts, we provide solutions and services that help clients:
Since 1988, MEP has worked with nearly 80,000 U.S. manufacturers, leading to $88 billion in sales and $14 billion in cost savings, and it has helped create more than 729,000 jobs. Since 2000, NCMEP efforts have resulted in $3.6 billion in economic benefit to the State of North Carolina.
Need a Supplier? Manufactured in North Carolina is a searchable directory created to showcase the capabilities and innovations of North Carolina’s manufacturers to business-to-business markets nationally and globally.
mfgNC Connections is the premier engagement network for North Carolina’s vibrant manufacturing base. The mfgNC Connections network creates and maintains local, statewide and national channels for interactive learning and profitable engagement.
IES is a solutions-based, industry and business focused unit of NC State University that provides high-performance business solutions, university and community connections and engineering know-how to help organizations increase productivity, promote growth and enhance performance. Its world-leading experts and experienced industry specialists engineer solutions that create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity.
The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that oversees the state’s efforts in business and job recruitment and retention, international trade, and tourism, film and sports development. The partnership also provides access to research, innovative technology and research and a robust analysis of facilities and sites available for relocation.
The N.C. A&T Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) department completes projects with local industry around topics including: process improvement, ergonomics, in-plant logistics and layout. The ISE department has a long-standing capstone senior design project requirement for all BSISE students, plus graduate student project requirements. Students benefit from the professional development helping to ensure the valuable experience needed for a career in engineering.
The Manufacturing Solutions Center is a facility where innovative concepts may be put through design or the research and development processes. It’s where products and prototypes are tested; manufacturing processes are fine-tuned and accurate cost and product studies are performed. All of these services are available to manufacturers to help stay at the forefront of their industry.
The NCWorks Customized Training Program provides education, training and support services for new, expanding and existing business and industry in North Carolina through a network of 58 community colleges, serving all 100 counties of the state. The goal of the program is to foster and support three key aspects of a company’s well-being: job growth, technology investment and productivity enhancement.
The Polymers Center of Excellence (PCE) provides technical assistance to the polymers processing industry by assisting in the development of emerging technologies and facilitating their economic development, while working to save the environment. The Center converts new polymer concepts and ideas into commercial value via the use of state-of-the-art equipment and then shares these manufacturing techniques through workforce training programs.
The Center for Lean Logistics and Engineered Systems (CLLES) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte aids the research and continuing education needs of those who work in industry. The faculty and staff of the center have developed several training and research programs in the areas of Lean Six Sigma, system design and optimization.