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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

Leveraging the Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification and a Strong Partnership

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When MEMSCAP found themselves in a situation where they needed to renew their ISO 9001 certification after their quality management specialist suddenly left the company, they called on a familiar organization for support. Christine Schmid, site manager at the North Carolina MEMSCAP manufacturing facility, knew action had to be taken quickly. Schmid

NCMEP Partner Helps Manufacturing Client Expand International Presence

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The company, with a value system dedicated to exceeding the needs and expectations of their customers, employees, suppliers and community, credits much of their success by providing exemplary products and services to the markets they serve. However, they wanted to grow. The company turned to Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC

Quality From The Start

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True to his word, Smith did his research and hired the most qualified engineering and manufacturing experts to set up an efficient manufacturing process. They set up a standard cost system that included time and motion standards to measure the efficiency of individuals and the boat building process. In 1968, while virtually unheard of, Grady-White

“Because of the process, we discovered some of the best insight comes from things as simple as hallway discussions.” Electroswitch discovered great collaboration is not just about groups of people physically working side-by-side. It requires introspection and the discussion of new ideas and new approaches." 

Created March 18, 2019, Updated June 2, 2020