Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS)

ut cis logo

UT CIS helps companies and communities succeed, grow and create high quality jobs by providing consulting, training and connecting services across the state. Whether you want to improve productivity on the plant floor, comply with safety or environmental regulations, navigate the federal procurement process, introduce a new product, or improve your economic development potential, CIS has the expertise to help you succeed.

In addition to having a skilled and experienced staff who can help you define and solve your most pressing problems, CIS can connect you with the knowledge and expertise of Tennessee universities, federal laboratory scientists, state government partners, the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the US Economic Development Association, the Southeastern OSHA Training Education Institute or Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and other industry professionals.  CIS has staff of professional employees located in 6 offices across the state of Tennessee. Tennessee business and industry are assisted daily by CIS engineering and professional staff in improving their economic competitiveness on a national and global level.  

View the One Pager for Tennessee

Success Stories

Lean Assistance Helps Enhance Production of Small Scale Farming Tools

Reported Year
When contacted by TMEP, part of the MEP National Network™, Farmers Friend was navigating a dynamic phase of expansion within the highly seasonal agricultural sector. The company's strategy was focused on enhancing their supply chain and inventory management systems to alleviate constraints. By improving material flow, Farmers Friend aimed to

ISO Assistance Supports Continued Improvement

Reported Year
After having worked with the TMEP team, part of the MEP National Network™, on a leadership development training and coaching project, the company requested assistance with preparing internal auditors to complete internal first-party audits to their ISO 9001 program. An internal quality audit is an important tool for any company that wishes to

Health and Safety Assistance Helps Company Onboard New Processes

Reported Year
The company recognizes the value of maintaining the most current knowledge of occupational safety and health requirements for their team members assigned responsibilities subject to OSHA and DOT regulations and was onboarding a new process which required understanding of handing and management of additional chemicals not previously utilized. The
Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 16, 2024