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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

NCMEP Partner Helps Foam Manufacturer Reach Quality Goals

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In 2017 Surry Community College provided customized training funds for NCFI to begin an ISO 9001:2015 implementation program with IES. Unfortunately, NCFI had to put the implementation on hold due to a lack of time and resources. In March 2020, Chip Holton, the president of NCFI, set an ambitious goal for the organization to finish their ISO 9001

MEMS Manufacturer Taps NCMEP Partner for Internal Auditing Support

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No manufacturer is an island. In order to keep an organization running, they have to seek external assistance. Whether that is to build their supply chain, to pass inspections to ensure health and safety measures are being taken or in this case to renew an ISO certification. When it was time to renew their ISO 9001 certification, MEMSCAP knew to
Created March 18, 2019, Updated January 26, 2022