MFG Day 2021

Manufacturing is the backbone of this country. From Carnegie and his steel to the production of furniture, textiles and cars, the revolution of non-perishable foods, our phones, laptops and the equipment that supports that infrastructure, there is very little in our...

MFGCON 21 Postponed

After careful consideration and deliberation and listening to feedback from our clients, we have made the strategic decision to postpone our annual manufacturing conference, MFGCON 21. We want to hold the conference at a time where hopefully the chances of COVID-19 transmission are reduced. The new dates are March 24-25, 2022.

E-25: Providing a Beneficial Thread for a Dependable Workforce

Clocking In Podcast Voices of NC Manufacturing, your host Phil Mintz, Director of the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP). We will be interviewing some of the manufacturers who have made North Carolina manufacturing the powerhouse it is...

Chip shortage causes production dip at Johnston electronics manufacturer

The global shortage of computer chips is not only delaying delivery of new cars, appliances and electronic gadgets, it’s also affecting the manufacturing industry in North Carolina.

Randolph manufacturers face material shortages, price hikes due to global supply chain issues

Manufacturers around the country have been facing raw material shortages and price hikes throughout the pandemic. Randolph County’s manufacturers are no exception. According to Phil Mintz with the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership, it all traces back to problems in the global supply chain brought on by COVID-19.

MFGCON 2021 Postponed

After careful consideration and deliberation and listening to feedback from our clients, we have made the strategic decision to postpone our annual manufacturing conference, MFGCON 21. For the last six years, the conference has been an influential networking and knowledge-sharing event but our priority is the health and safety of potential attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers. We want to hold the conference at a time where hopefully the chances of COVID-19 transmission are reduced. The new dates are March 24-25, 2022.

Free Upcoming Virtual Events

Although we are postponing MFGCON this year, NCMEP has several free upcoming virtual events. The “MNC Network and Community Forum—Developing an Integrated Talent Strategy To Support Your Changing Business Landscape” will be held on October 21 at 1 p.m.

The “What is CUI? Understanding and Protecting Data for DoD Contractors” webinar on November 9 at 1 p.m. is a short 30-minute introduction to Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and its role as an asset in your company’s cybersecurity planning.

The NCMEP Story

TexDel Success Story

The State Alliance for Manufacturing Growth

The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is a network of six North Carolina organizations that provide extension services designed to enhance the productivity, innovative capacity and technological performance of NC  manufacturing companies.

Together, we work for a common goal of providing solutions and services that help our clients save time and energy, improve productivity, increase sales, improve profits and create and retain jobs. NCMEP is the official representative of the MEP National Network ™, a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, and NIST MEP in North Carolina.

North Carolina Entrepreneur Finds Success in Health and Wellness

In February 2018, the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) reported a video success story about Jordan Schindler, an up-and-coming entrepreneur who founded TexDel, a textile-based drug delivery company in 2011.

On the September 1, 2021 episode of Business North Carolina’s Weekly Round-Up podcast, Business North Carolina caught up with Schindler and Nufabrx (formerly TexDel).  Since the NCMEP video success story, the organization has branched out exponentially, and now the Conover-based company was ranked the 50th fastest-growing company in the U.S. by Inc. magazine.  Listen to the podcast

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North Carolina jobs created/retained in 2019

Economic impact dollars generated by NCMEP in 2019

Economic impact dollars in North Carolina since 2019

Our Success

In 2019, the MEP National Network served 8,900 clients and interacted with 28,213 manufacturers. For every dollar of investment in 2019, the MEP generated $33.80 in new sales and $32.20 in new client investment, translating into $4.7 billion in new sales.

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Need a Supplier? Manufactured in North Carolina is a searchable directory created to showcase the capabilities and innovations of North Carolina’s manufacturers to business-to-business markets nationally and globally.

Join Other NC Manufacturers

The MNC Network is the premier engagement network for North Carolina’s vibrant manufacturing base. The MNC Network creates and maintains local, statewide and national channels for interactive learning and profitable engagement.

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