The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) provides manufacturing extension services that enhance the productivity, innovative capacity and technological performance of North Carolina based manufacturing firms.
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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 North Carolina based manufacturing firms. We also work to strengthen the global competitiveness of small- and medium-sized manufacturers.
Our track record reflects that for every dollar a company spends with NCMEP, they typically realize $15 in financial improvements.
NCMEP is the official representative of the MEP National NetworkTM in the State of North Carolina. The MEP National Network is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing.
Launched in 1955, IES first began operating under the NC State University College of Engineering and was the first industrial extension program in the country. In 1995, the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) was established as a component of Industry Expansion Solutions (IES).
NCMEP is administered by IES and is joined by partners from the North Carolina Community College System, NCWorks Customized Training; the Economic Development Partnership of NC; the Polymers Center of Excellence; the Manufacturing Solutions Center; North Carolina A&T State University; Hangar6; East Carolina University; the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and NC State Wilson College of Textiles.
Drawing on almost 20 years of operational excellence and a portfolio of solutions, programs and partnerships, NCMEP is positioned to help manufacturers across NC improve productivity, profits and their bottom line.
Through combined resources and collaboration efforts, we provide solutions and services that help organizations like yours:
For more information about each NCMEP partner organization and their specific program offerings, please visit the Partners page and click the logos to visit their respective websites.