The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) provides manufacturing extension services that enhance the productivity, innovative capacity and technological performance of North Carolina based manufacturing firms. We also work to strengthen the global competitiveness of small- and medium-sized manufacturers.
Our track record reflects that for every dollar a company spends with NCMEP, they typically realize $15 in financial improvements.
The MEP National Network
NCMEP is the official representative of the MEP National NetworkTM in the State of North Carolina. The MEP National Network is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing.
NCMEP and its Partners
Launched in 1955, IES first began operating under the NC State University College of Engineering and was the first industrial extension program in the country. In 1995, the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) was established as a component of Industry Expansion Solutions (IES).
NCMEP is administered by IES and is joined by partners from the North Carolina Community College System; NC Works Customized Training; the Economic Development Partnership of NC; the Polymers Center of Excellence; the Manufacturing Solutions Center and North Carolina A&T State University.
Drawing on a 20-Year History
Drawing on almost 20 years of operational excellence and a portfolio of solutions, programs and partnerships, NCMEP is positioned to help manufacturers across NC improve productivity, profits and their bottom line.
- NCMEP Partners have deep knowledge of a manufacturing company’s operations. We understand the problems small- and medium-size manufacturers face.
- We maintain an extensive network of carefully vetted partners and resources in the event we don’t have internal expertise. This enables us to quickly and cost-effectively find experienced resources to help you solve your business problems while reducing the uncertainty inherent in engaging outside coaches and trainers.
- We link our manufacturing partners to a network of national experts and suppliers, creating an innovation hub and knowledge base for the state of North Carolina.
- We are personal stakeholders in the economic future of manufacturing in the North Carolina. Many of our partners live in or near the community where your business is located.
Benefits of Working With NCMEP
Through combined resources and collaboration efforts, we provide solutions and services that help organizations like yours:
- Save time and energy
- Improve productivity
- Increase sales
- Improve profits
- Create and retain jobs
More about NCMEP Partners
For more information about each NCMEP partner organization and their specific program offerings, please visit the Partners page and click the logos to visit their respective websites.