Registration is Open for the MFGCON 22 Manufacturing Conference

Get 2022 off to a great start for your company by attending MFGCON 22. Join us for two days of networking with peers and learning about current best practices for your organization from renowned subject experts. This year’s MFGCON is being held on March 24-25 at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina. 

Toyota to bring 1,725-job car battery plant to North Carolina

Toyota will invest $1 billion and create 1,725 jobs in the first of what may be a two-phase project at the site. The second phase, if built, would bring a total investment of $3.4 billion and 3,875 jobs.  Nearly four years removed from its near-miss with a ToyotaMazda...

Made in North Carolina Gift Guide

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays, and it’s a thrill to see Made in America gift guides making the rounds. I have seen at least three in the last few weeks. I would be remiss if I did not highlight a list of gift ideas that are made in North Carolina. Take a look at the list below and become inspired. Maybe you can find a gift for everyone on your “Nice” list this year. 

North Carolina’s Furniture Hub Is Booming. What Comes Next?

By Jeanna Smialek, Via The New York Times  Six months into the coronavirus pandemic, as millions of workers lost their jobs and companies fretted about their economic future, something unexpected happened at Hancock & Moore, a purveyor of custom-upholstered...

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.

Find a Manufacturer

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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