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North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP)

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The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) provides manufacturing extension services that enhance the productivity, innovative capacity and technological performance of NC-based manufacturing firms. It also works to strengthen the global competitiveness of small- and medium-sized manufacturers. NCMEP’s team of experienced technical specialists engage with and provide solutions to hundreds of manufacturers across the state. NCMEP links its manufacturing partners to a network of national expertise and suppliers, creating an innovation hub and knowledge base for the state of North Carolina. NCMEP is administered by NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) as a National Institute of Standards and Technology Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership center for the state.

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Success Stories

Going on the Offense for Defense: NC Defense Manufacturer Takes Steps to Ensure Prosperity

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David Holden, the president of MSI Defense Solutions says the transition to becoming a defense manufacturer wasn’t easy. “We went from a motorsports company to a defense manufacturer in 2008. The defense industry is much more regimented than the racing industry”, Holden stated. This shift brought the desire for guidance. MSI Defense knew of NC

Facility Upgrades Help Cummins-Meritor’s Morganton Facility Reach New Heights

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“In 2021 a potential new client approached us asking for an incremental supply of trailer axles,” said Cummins-Meritor Morganton Site Manager Kevin Roy. “They wanted to onshore their operations from China but their request exceeded our capacity. We realized we would need to upfit our operations and equipment.” For help Cummins Meritor reached out

Haynes International Achieves AS9100 Certification With Help from NCMEP Partner: A Testament to Excellence in Aerospace Manufacturing

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Haynes International connected with the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) partner, North Carolina State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES). When the Mountain Home facility wanted to improve its AS9100 standard, IES was the first organization Quality Assurance Manager Bobby Chandler called. IES met with senior
Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 16, 2024